La Paz, Jan 3.- Bolivian President Evo Morales participated today in the inauguration of the new judicial authorities elected last December 3 by popular vote.
The Bolivian leader recalled the unique nature of these elections since there is no judicial system in the world in which the people choose their authorities.
Precisely this characteristic gives greater legitimacy to the judges who begin work today with the opening of the judicial year 2018, Morales said.
The head of state recognized the high responsibility of these authorities, who are in charge of 'doing justice for the good of all the people.'
In the official ceremony that took place in the city of Sucre, constitutional capital of the country, 52 authorities were sworn in, elected in the second edition of the judicial elections in Bolivia, last December.
On that occasion, more than six million Bolivians elected the members of the highest offices of the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ), the Plurinational Constitutional Court (TCP), as well as the Council of the Magistracy (CM) and the Agro-Environmental Court (TA).
The population voted for 26 competent authorities, broken down into five magistrates for the TA, three for the CM, nine for the TSJ and nine for the TCP of the 96 existing candidates.
Before the intervention of the Bolivian president, the dean exercising the presidency of the TSJ, Jorge von Borries, presented the report of the management of that body and inaugurated the Judicial Year 2018. (Prensa Latina)