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Elections and Referendum in Bolivia

On 7 July 2006 Norway aligned itself with an EU declaration on the Constituent Assembly elections and the Referendum on Regional Autonomy in Bolivia.

The declaration reads as follows:                                                                                                                               

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.

The Acceding Countries Bulgaria and Romania, the Candidate Countries Turkey, Croatia* and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia*, the Countries of the Stabilisation and Association Process and potential candidates Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, and the EFTA countries Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, members of the European Economic Area, as well as Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova align themselves with this declaration.
* Croatia and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia continue to be part of the Stabilisation and Association Process.

(7 July 2006)

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