After hearing the ruling by the Inter-American Court of Justice that “re-election of the president is not a human right,” former president and national leader of the civic community, Carlos Mesa, stated that it was appropriate to bring proceedings against the former president Evo Morales and those who supported re-registration, despite the results of the referendum on February 21, 2016.
“‘Open-ended re-election is not a human right.” The violation of this principle led to serious arbitrariness against democracy. It is for those who, like Morales, have used such a fallacy in their ambition to break the CPE and circumvent the people’s choice of F21, ”Mesa wrote on his Twitter account.
Former president and national chairman of the civic community, Carlos Mesa, after hearing the decision of the Inter-American Court of Justice, declares that “the re-election of the president is not a human right”. pic.twitter.com/PkDmNISkCo
– The times (@LosTiemposBol) August 12, 2021
This afternoon it became known that the Inter-American Court of Justice ruled that “indefinite re-election of the president is not an autonomous right protected by the American Convention or the ‘Corpus iuris’ of international human rights law”.
In the 2016 referendum, 51.3% of voters – up from 48.7% – voted that Article 168 of the Political Constitution of the State (CPE) should not be changed, so a new name change from Morales has been shortened.
However, despite the promises made by the MAS and the first president to respect this result, the ruling party developed a strategy aimed at ignoring the citizen’s vote and violating the CPE in order to enforce its leader’s candidacy.
The plurinational constitutional court interpreted in judgment 0084/2017 that unlimited re-election is a right of the authorities. With his judgment, he advocated the re-registration of Morales and Álvaro García Linera for a fourth term.