Bolivia's Congress to Convene April 18 on Hydrocarbons Bills

Bolivia's congress will hold a session on April 18 to consider the bill that would correct errors in 15 of the 44 contracts negotiated with hydrocarbons firms as part of the government's nationalization program, government news agency ABI reported.

The session is expected to be attended by 157 legislators, including 130 from the lower house and 27 senators.

The lower house approved the "short law" to correct the 15 bills and sent them on to the senate, which elected to divide the bill into 44 separate bills. The lower house rejected the senate bills.

Representatives from opposing parties Podemos and MAS have guaranteed a quorum in the assembly to evaluate the legislation, according to a separate ABI report.

The contracts were signed with hydrocarbons companies under the nationalization program of President Evo Morales, also of MAS.

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