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Evo Morales Calls for MAS Unity in Next Bolivian Elections

  • Bolivian ex-president, Evo Morales

    Bolivian ex-president, Evo Morales | Photo: EFE

Published 18 February 2020

The former Bolivian President, social activist and Indigenous representative serves as the campaign manager of the MAS

Bolivia's former President Evo Morales expressed his desire for unity amongst his political party, the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS), for the upcoming general elections on May 3. 


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Morales made these statements at a meeting with MAS presidential candidate Luis Arce and the nation's Secretary of International Relations Juanita Aniceta at the Bauen Hotel in Buenos Aires, Argentina. 

After the meeting, Morales acknowledged the presence and support of his political allies and said on his official Twitter profile: "We all agree that the best strategy of our campaign is the unity of the militancy towards our political program.  I congratulate you on your unwavering commitment. This call for unity comes in a difficult context, due to the de facto cuts by the Áñez government in MAS' previous social and labor works. 

The former Bolivian president, social activist and indigenous representative, who was recently in Cuba and Mexico, arrived in Argentina as a political refugee last December, after being the victim of a coup d'état.

However, since then, he has served as the campaign manager of the MAS. Due to health difficulties, he traveled to Cuba last week, between February 10th and 16th.

On February 4, Coca Growers' leader Leonardo Loza informed the Bolivian media that the MAS included Morales in the list of candidates as a candidate for senator. In the next elections, the leftist Bolivian party will run with Arce for president. He was Bolivia's Economy Minister from 2006, 2007 and 2019. The formula includes David Choquencaua, who serves as a foreign minister from 2006 to 2017.

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