Bolivia to hold fresh poll for president and parliament on May 3

Buenos Aires, Bolivians are to go to the polls in fresh

presidential and parliamentary elections on May 3, the electoral

commission said Friday, according to local media reports.

A run-off between the two top candidates from the first round is scheduled for the second half of June. Former president Evo Morales claimed to have won a fourth term in the regular elections on October 20 last year, but allegations of fraud led to weeks of violent protests that forced the country's first indigenous president to resign and to go into exile in Mexico, and then Argentina.

Former Senate vice president Jeanine Anez took power and currently heads an interim government.

The leftist MAS party will announce its presidential candidate on January 19.

Right-wing activist and opposition leader Luis Fernando Camacho has already announced his candidacy for the top job.

Source: Saudi Press Agency