MADRID, 18 Nov. (EUROPA PRESS) –
Former Bolivian President Evo Morales (2006-2019) has assumed the leadership of the Movement to Socialism (MAS) in the face of the next electoral appointment in Bolivia, which will renew local and departmental administrations on March 7, 2021, for which he has called to a national congress to define the strategy and the selection of candidates for the elections.
“National and departmental leaders of the MAS and social movements decide, by consensus, that I actively assume the presidency of the most important political instrument in Bolivia,” Morales wrote on his Twitter account.
Morales, who has recently returned to the country after the inauguration of his party’s candidate, Luis Arce, as president, had spent more than a year in exile, first in Mexico and later in Argentina, after the alleged electoral fraud in the presidential elections. 2019 and the military intervention that brought Jeanine Áñez to the interim presidency.
In a MAS statement, which highlights that it is the first meeting of the national leadership after the return of the former president, Morales stressed that, during his asylum in Argentina, he was surprised by “the support received from sympathizers, the Federation of Municipal Associations of Bolivia (FAM), organizations “, among others.
It has also reported that they have decided “to convene a national extension that will be held on the 21st of this month in the city of Cochabamba”, an occasion on which the bases for the selection of candidates for the subnational elections will be laid, according to the local newspaper ‘La Razón’, and in which the strategy will be outlined to obtain the largest number of governors, mayors, assembly members and councilors.
“The election of candidates for subnational elections is based on the fact that our political movement seeks the liberation of the peoples; our government program belongs to the people and the candidates must execute the program and projects together with the people and their social organizations,” he emphasized. Morales on his social networks.
The MAS will aspire in the 2021 elections to consolidate at the local level the weight that it has maintained at the national level, although in Parliament it has seen the majority of the previous legislature reduced. At stake are nine positions of governors and 337 mayors, among other positions.
The TSE has established that, for posts that are not filled in the first round, a second round will be held on April 11. The presidential elections in October were resolved without the need for a second vote, as Arce won with more than half the votes.