The Movement to Socialism (MAS) decided to send six members of the opposition to the ethics committee, for whom they applied for a twelve-month suspension without entitlement to a salary because they had “stolen the decency” with shouts at the honorary meeting and the president’s speech. August. The opposition denounced that it was an authoritarian act that violated the right to freedom of expression.
Masista MP Deysi Choque reiterated that lawmakers had committed “grave and very grave offenses” and that the Legislative Assembly’s ordinances provided that they should be sanctioned.
The denounced MPs are: Moyra Osinaga, Edwin Bazán, María René Álvarez, Marioly Morón, Walthy Egüez from Creemos; and Alberto Astorga from the Comunidad Ciudadana.
“We as an assembly represent the people and on August 6th we were seen in the speech of the President (Luis Arce) at international level and their attitude of these MPs undermines the dignity of the people and the ALP. Based on the rules of the ethics committee, we are calling for a 12-month suspension with no entitlement to salary or economic compensation, it cannot be that the MPs commit the decency violation, it is a very serious crime, “said the deputy official.
He alleged that a CD was presented with a record of the words of the accused MPs.
The Central Committee member Alejandro Reyes assured that this AMS complaint against opponents is an example of the “authoritarianism and intolerance” of the MAS, which tries to silence the voices of the opposition.
On August 6, at the honorary meeting for Bolivia’s 196 years of independence, President Arce’s speech was interrupted by shouts of “fraud” and “democracy yes, dictatorship no”. The event began when the president referred to the alleged “coup” of 2019.
MAS MPs also shouted “it was a coup” and displayed posters about the fact.