Saturday, December 01, 2007

THE ASSEMBLY’S BOARD WILL DECIDE THE ASSEMBLY’S HEADQUARTERS ON MONDAY

ABI-B A1329 17:47:48 01-12-2007
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- The government demanded immediate clarification of the murders in Sucre, and asserted that it would turn to international experts if the ballistic tests took too long.

La Paz (Bolivia), Saturday, December 1st, 2007 (ABI/Pl).- Uncertainty about the fate of the Constituent Assembly, the leadership of which has not reached an agreement, closes Saturday a week marked by a government call to dialogue.

The people expected on Friday a definitive decision about the top legislative forum"s headquarters, but its upper echelons postponed such decision for Monday, although cities as Oruro, El Alto, Cobija, and even the Chapare region, are among options.

The Congress approved a change in the Special Law for Summoning, which authorizes the Assembly’s leadership to change the headquarters if Sucre does not guarantee security of sessions, as proven by disturbances last weekend.

In this respect, the government demanded immediate clarification of the murders in the city of Chuquisaca, and asserted that it would turn to international experts if the ballistic tests took too long.

Police forces withdrawn to Potosi due to the aggressions returned this week to Sucre, despite lack of a proper infrastructure and hindrances by local authorities interested in destabilizing the atmosphere.

Similar incidents occurred in Cobija on Friday, after several days of vandalism and incitement to violence, headed by Governor Leopoldo Fernandez.

David F. // ABI //

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