Former Chamber of Senators Adriana Salvatierra admitted that given the context of the 2019 social and political crisis in the country, the Movement for Socialism (MAS) has been discussing the collective resignation of Senators and MPs denies that it is an instruction is acting or that she has given the order.
“Nobody quit because they woke up with a different state of mind that morning or because they were exposed to subjective conditions, no. There were a number of limitations that everyone knows. So I understand that yes, it has been discussed by some. ” Period (out of collective resignation), and of course I also acknowledge that a line with greater rationality prevailed and that line with greater rationality said: it is time to reorganize and reorganize the chambers and that is later happened, “said Salvatierrara on Red Uno.
After Evo Morales’ resignation on November 10, 2019, there was a series of resignations, followed by then Vice-President Álvaro García Linera; the President of the Senate, Adriana Salvatierra; the President of the House of Commons Víctor Borda and other authorities of constitutional succession.
According to former MAS Senator Omar Aguilar, after Morales’ resignation, MAS parliamentarians received instructions via WhatsApp groups that they must all resign from their offices. “I can’t say if this instruction comes from above, it was coordinated with Evo Morales or Álvaro García Linera, although Adriana Salvatierra will announce it at some point or in any case try to make it understandable that it was so,” Aguilar said . Indicate that it was Senate Communications Director Aldo Camacho who was responsible for broadcasting Salvatierra’s message.
Salvatierra denied giving such an instruction, stating that she could not take responsibility for what the former Senate communications chief wrote on the House of Lords WhatsApp groups.
“I can’t take it over, (also) I don’t know whether it existed or not, I can’t tell you. What I can take is to tell you that a lot of us are under a lot of (social) pressure, “he said.
The Catholic Church, the opposition and other civil society institutions claim that Morales’ resignation and the entire constitutional succession created a power vacuum; The MAS denies this extreme, Salvatierra assures that Mesa has refused that Salvatierra or someone from the MAS should take over the presidency at this point in time.
He reiterated on several occasions that the social pressure on the MAS parliamentarians was very strong in November 2019, because before Morales’ resignation authorities had already been attacked and monitored in other neighborhoods.
On the other hand, he stated that the chairman of the Civic Community (CC), Carlos Mesa, and the former civic leader, Luis Fernando Camacho, had indicated that none of the MAS parties could be part of the constitutional succession. To back up his statement, he submitted several press releases to the media.
He said that not all MAS MPs resigned because not all of the visible authorities were like others, but he said he had received calls from senators in various departments letting him know that they were about to step down.
The former senator voluntarily appeared before prosecutors to testify in the “Coup d’etat” case, suggesting that she had presented evidence that there was a forced constitutional succession in the country in 2019. One of the pieces of evidence was that they had already contacted Jeaninne Áñez on November 10th to offer her the presidency as successor, and all of this would have been done without the presence of MAS MPs.
He stated that the presidential medal had been removed from the facilities of the Central Bank of Bolivia (BCB) on November 11, and that the then Senator Jeanine Áñez was transferred from Beni to La Paz with great confidence on the same day. According to Salvatierra, they could not get to the November 12th session of the Plurinational Legislative Assembly because there were three security barriers, civil, police and military, that prevented the MAS parliamentarians from arriving.