The Senate decided to consider the Law on the General Career and Promotion of the Bolivian Police at least until after the parliamentary recess established from June 27 to July 11.
The first Vice-President of the House of Lords, Senator of Movimiento Al Socialismo (MAS), Lindaura Rasguido, confirmed the decision towards ERBOL Digital, as the document only arrived in its large and detailed stations in the Chamber of Deputies yesterday afternoon.
“We are not going to deal with it (the Law on Police Promotions), after the break we may go through the treatment,” said the legislature.
While the bill was being dealt with, the passive sector of the police mobilized outside the doors of the Plurinational Legislative Assembly to express its opposition to the legislative initiative, arguing that it seeks institutional submission to political power, in this case the government ministry.
Citizen Community (CC) Senator Andrea Barrientos said the norm should be changed because she found it “unconstitutional” and would only create problems within the ranks of the institution of order.
For his part, Rasguido said any change would have to be examined by the Bolivian State Security, Armed Forces and Police Commission, an agency that is initially responsible for handling and then referred to the entire Senate.
Instead of dealing with this bill, Barrientos proposed that the real needs of the population, such as health and economy, be met. “Today we waste time doing things that are of no direct benefit to the population,” he said.
The aim of the initiative is to create the normative and procedural foundations that regulate the career of generals, the promotion of police officers in the various hierarchical ranks and the formation of the police command.
One of the articles interviewed is Article 11, which refers to the bio-agency and the police command as follows: the government minister; the general commander, deputy commander and chief or chief of the general staff and then non-commissioned officer of the general staff.
Government minister Eduardo del Castillo ruled out unrest in the ranks of the regulatory authority over the draft law and attributed the protests to a “minority group” in the passive sector.