facebook
twitter
search
search

Bolivian lawmakers move elections

July 5, 2005 at 11:44 AM

LA PAZ, Bolivia, July 5 (UPI) -- Bolivian lawmakers approved Tuesday a constitutional reform calling for elections in early December, some nine months ahead of schedule.

The reform was passed in the lower house but must still be approved by the Senate, La Razon reported.

Bolivia's Congress has been under pressure from opposition groups to move up the elections since widespread protests last month prompted then-President Carlos Mesa to resign.

His successor, Eduardo Rodriguez, pledged to hold elections by the end of the year when he assumed office in June.

Bolivians are now scheduled to head to the polls on Dec. 4 to select a new president and Congress.

Like Us on Facebook for more stories from UPI.com  
Latest Headlines
Top Stories
'Serial stowaway' arrested again at Chicago's O'Hare, Midway airports
Maine man dead after shooting firework off head, police say
Greeks vote overwhelmingly to reject creditors' bailout
Russian resupply spacecraft docks onto ISS to deliver needed provisions
Third disturbance in four days erupts at Arizona prison