Peace. María Eugenia Clash Quispe, who on Sunday “irrevocably” resigned from the presidency of the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) of Bolivia, was arrested in the last hours, amid the demonstrations that are registered in the country after the resignation of the head of state, Evo Morales
In an operation conducted by the Department of Criminal Analysis and Intelligence (DACI) of the Bolivian Police in La Paz the now former leader of the TSE was captured, within the orders that are against the members of that court for the handling that was given to the elections of October 20.
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The authorities are planning to give a press conference on this operation, which is carried out after the Prosecutor's Office announced the start of a prosecution of the members of the TSE for irregularities detected by the OAS in the elections, which may lead to “criminal and electoral illicit linked to the calculation of official results ”.
By submitting your resignation, Quispe shock He said he did it to undergo “any investigation", After an OAS report that states"alleged irregular facts”In the elections of October 20.
In a letter addressed to the now ex-president Álvaro García Linera, Shock reaffirmed his “willingness for a fair investigation in compliance with the country's human rights and regulations"
The Organization of American States (OAS) issued a report early in the day that warns of serious irregularities in the calculation of election results, after which the electoral body won the president Evo Morales for a fourth consecutive term.
"The audit team cannot validate the results (..), so another electoral process is recommended, ”Says the report.
Later the now former president Morales, without citing the OAS report, announced that there would be new elections and that it would change the members of the Supreme Electoral Tribunal.
"I have learned of the preliminary findings report and in that context I present my irrevocable resignation”Said the now former president of the TSE.
With "in order to submit to any investigation that is necessary to clarify this fact with the firm conviction that I have not taken any action to alter the sovereign will of the people Bolivian”, He concluded in his letter to the vice president.
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