.- The secretary general of the Bolivian Bishops’ Conference, Bishop Jesus Juarez, has called for an honest and respectful campaign season. He urged candidates to refrain from insults and from making campaign promises they are unable to keep.
“In a democratic electoral campaign,” he said, insults and mudslinging against political opponents must be avoided, because they harm the “dignity of each human being.”
The bishop told reporters that candidates must be honest and “speak the truth with great transparency.”
For this reason, he added, candidates must not make unreasonable campaign promises. “You can’t go around, as we say, promising the moon and the stars and later not be able to keep those promises,” he warned.