In 2015, in the Senate's investigation of this case, Arce indicated that he, who was the Minister of Economy at that time, could never have diverted public funds to private accounts because he did not manage those funds.
On Tuesday morning, Arce arrived in Bolivia to begin his election campaign. While he was still at the airport, the State Attorney General's office gave him a notification stating that he should appear on Wednesday to provide information for the FONDIOC case investigation.
Although there was strict control at the entrance to El Alto airport, dozens of people managed to enter the facilities and greet the socialist candidate who was received with slogans in his favor.
"If this is not the People, where the People are?," "El Alto standing, never on its knees", and "Brother Arce, the People are with you", were some of the slogans chanted by the MAS supporters.