The European Union (EU) on Thursday called on all parties in Bolivia to recognize the results of the Jan. 25 referendum, through which the new Constitution had been approved, and to ensure that the process of change respects the rights of all Bolivians.
In a statement issued by its Czech presidency, the EU, while expressing its satisfaction with the secure and peaceful conditions in which the referendum was held, hoped that the result will enable the Bolivian people to move forward in a peaceful and consensual manner.
The EU also urged all political actors to work together to strengthen the unity of the country, the democratic institutions of the State and the rule of law, and to face in a spirit of openness the challenges facing Bolivia.
Meanwhile, the EU reaffirmed its continuing readiness to accompany the process of democratic change and support the continuation of dialogue between all parties in the Latin American country.
The EU had sent an Election Observation Mission to monitor the constitutional referendum in Bolivia.