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Bolivia: Morales Party announces its candidates for the position of President and Vice President

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS)

The party of outgoing Bolivian President Evo Morales announced on Friday his candidates for the position of President and Vice President during the elections scheduled for next May.

According to local media, the “Movement Toward Socialism” party chose former Foreign Minister David Chuquanca as President and Andronico Rodriguez as Vice President.

The media quoted the party’s deputy in the parliament, Henry Gabriera, as saying that “Chukwanka’s and Rodriguez’s candidacy for the elections is a unanimous decision by the various components of the party in 9 states of the country.”

Chukwanca, 58, was foreign minister under former President Morales between 2006 and 2017, while Rodriguez, 30, is vice president of the “Equatorial Region Federation”.

Unrest broke out in Bolivia against Morales’ accusation of rigging the results of the presidential elections on October 20, to enable him to establish a new term.

Last November 12, Morales, who has been ruling Bolivia since 2006, arrived one day after he resigned from his post, Mexico, after granting him political asylum, but later left it to Cuba for treatment, and then to Argentina a few days ago.

On the same day, Janine Annies, Vice-President of the Senate of Bolivia, the upper chamber of Parliament, announced herself as the country’s interim president, pending the holding of presidential elections.

Since then, Morales supporters have demonstrated daily on the streets of the capital, La Paz, and other cities, to demand the departure of Anyiz.

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