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Chairman Sires and Ranking Member Rooney Express Bipartisan Support for Democratic Elections in Bolivia

Oct 16, 2020
Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Albio Sires (D-NJ) and Congressman Francis Rooney (R-FL), the Chairman and Ranking Member respectively of the Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere, Civilian Security, and Trade, released the following statement urging Bolivian authorities to ensure conditions for fully democratic and transparent general elections on October 18th:

“The Bolivian people deserve to finally have their voices heard,” said Reps. Sires and Rooney. “We urge Bolivian authorities to adhere to electoral laws and regulations, ensure that every vote is counted, and safeguard the right of Bolivians to choose their leaders through a free, fair, and transparent process. We sincerely hope that this election brings peace, reconciliation, and a democratically elected government that represents all Bolivians.”