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Press Releases, 7/7/2006

Declaration by the Presidency on behalf of the European Union on the Constituent Assembly elections and the Referendum on Regional Autonomy in Bolivia 2 July

Press release 225/2006
7 July, 2006

The European Union congratulates Bolivia on the transparent, effective and democratic manner in which the Constituent Assembly elections and the Referendum on Regional Autonomy were conducted in Bolivia on 2 July. These elections were very important for Bolivia's future, in political, economic and social terms.

The European Union expresses its confidence that the members of the Constituent Assembly will review the Constitution with the aim of strengthening the national consensus and reflecting the Bolivian people's aspirations in a pluralistic society.

The European Union reiterates its determination to continue to support Bolivia in its efforts to strengthen democratic institutions and to alleviate poverty, inequality and social exclusion in the framework of the national unity of Bolivia.

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