The Bolivian government this Tuesday promulgated a rule repealing Law 1386, which led to an indefinite strike nine days earlier by traders, transporters, civic societies and areas of protest against the government., who pointed out that the said regulation violated civil liberties.
In an appearance before the media, the Minister of the Presidency, Marianella Prada, explained that the current President David Chochuanca had “signed and promulgated” the Law 1386 on the Legalization of Illicit Profit and the National Strategy to Fight the Financing of Terrorism. cancels. ,
The cancellation process was announced last Saturday by Bolivian President Luis Arce, who was absent to visit Brazil, The day culminated in Parliament, first in the morning with a session of the Chamber of Deputies and then in the Senate, in which the matter was discussed throughout the day, to be approved by the Executive.
Prada also pointed out that the repeal law has already been published in the Official State Gazette, a requirement that converging areas to lift the protest have demanded.
debate in parliament
Parliamentary debate surrounded the ruling party and opponents for several hours in comments about the rule’s “statement of purpose” to repeal Law 1386, which established that the move was taking place before the deed of the law. A “second coup” and areas of opposition attributed to misinformation.
The opposition Citizens’ Community (CC) and Cremos rejected these statements, as the main problem was the lack of “socialization” of the material and the often-implemented Governing Movement for Socialism (MAS), which has a majority in both circles. , to pass laws.
In a media appearance after the Senate session, The Speaker of the Upper House, Andronico Rodriguez, confirmed that there would be “no longer any reason” for some regions to organize and continue the protests.
The process continued with the proclamation of the President and ended with publication in the official gazette of the country, as explained by the Minister of the Presidency.
protests still stand
Despite repeal of Act 1386 declared by the government, Protests continue to this day in Santa Cruz, the main bastion of the Bolivian opposition and in areas such as the capital, Sucre, Cochabamba and Potosí, the country’s economic engine.
While some sectors such as transporters and traders have indicated they will take up the pressure, others such as civic committees and opposition platforms have added demands that point to the repeal of other laws and the replacement of a two-thirds vote in the legislative debate. Senate and Chamber of Deputies.
Luis Fernando Arias, the representative of the medical field of Santa Cruz, who complied on the ninth day of the strike, told Efe, “The people demonstrated against 1386, not only because of it, but also because of a package of laws.”
For this Wednesday, both areas of protest from the government and related organizations have announced marches and councils in various regions of the country, some against the package of laws and the replacement of a two-thirds vote, while others against unemployment and work. restoration of normality.
For its part, the Bolivian Episcopal Conference (CEB) on Tuesday called on officials to avoid confrontation and enter into an honest, clean and constructive dialogue on a national agenda and open up towards one. “autocratic state” andThere is a risk if the bill and laws of questionable constitutionality are approved.
Recent protests in the country have shown continued political polarization since the 2019 crisis, which according to the government was a “coup” and aimed to destabilize the Ars government.
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