November 22, 2019 / 10:05 PM / 8 months ago

Bolivia's Congress to pass law for new elections on Saturday: lawmaker

Bolivia's national emblem is seen at the presidential palace in La Paz, Bolivia, November 22, 2019. REUTERS/David Mercado

LA PAZ (Reuters) - Bolivia’s parliament will pass legislation on Saturday to pave the way for new elections after a deal was reached by top lawmakers of the body’s three political parties, a congressman with the party of former president Evo Morales told Reuters.

Henry Cabrera, the vice president of the house of deputies, said the Senate is expected to pass a bill late on Friday and the lower chamber will give its green light on Saturday afternoon.

“We’re definitely going to pass it,” Cabrera said. Minutes earlier, the head of the Senate, Eva Copa, said the upper chamber would pass a bill on new elections in a late-night session on Friday.

Reporting By Daniel Ramos; Writing by Mitra Taj;Editing by Sandra Maler

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