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Evo Morales, first President to reveal his financial transactions online

He agreed to publish his accounts as an act of transparency and accountability, at a time when many America leaders have been dragged into corruption scandals.


Devdiscourse news desk Last Updated at 04-08-2018 08:28:13 IST Bolivia
Evo Morales, first President to reveal his financial transactions online
  • The lifting of secrecy of their accounts will be till the time these two persons complete their tenure. The same condition was requested by the two individual during their 2009 elections campaign. (Image Credit: Twitter)

Bolivia's President Evo Morales becomes the first president in the world to publish his entire bank details online.

He agreed to publish his accounts as an act of transparency and accountability, at a time when many America leaders have been dragged into corruption scandals.

FIU Director Teresa Morales in publishing Morales accounts from when he took charge of his office in 2006 said, "He is the first president in the world to make his accounts go online.

Vice President Alvaro Garcia also agreed to waive the financial confidentiality normally afforded to individuals and legal entities in Bolivia, whether local or foreign except in case of suspected corruption.

The lifting of secrecy of their accounts will be till the time these two persons complete their tenure. The same condition was requested by the two individual during their 2009 elections campaign.

Bolivia is all set to hold its next general elections in 2019 and Morales has already been authorized by a Constitutional Court to run a fourth term.


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