The president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, will go for the presidential re-election until 2020, after a Plurinational Constitutional Court ruling (TCP) allows Morales and the Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera, to run for a consecutive re-election in 2014.
The recent ruling that favors Morales, is considered illegal by the opposition, since it contradicts the Constitution. Previously approved by the Senate based on a bill introduced by the ruling Movement Toward Socialism (MAS). Morales would be in power from 2015 to 2020, thus becoming the longest-term president in service in the history of Bolivia.
While in the Constitution, Article 168 states that the presidential term is of 5 years with only one consecutive re-election. Additionally it’s stated in paragraph II of the transient I that the previous mandates of the Constitution would be taken into account for the studies of future periods.