The former president Evo Morales He announced this Sunday his candidacy for the Presidency of Bolivia for the 2025 elections, amid a growing confrontation with the government of his political heir, Luis Arce.
“We have decided to accept the requests of our militancy and of so many sisters and brothers […] to be a candidate for the presidency of our beloved Bolivia”Morales reported on his social networks.
The 63-year-old former ruler (2006-2019) clarified that he took the measure “forced by government attacks”whom he accuses of making a “physical” attempt on his life.
Morales is the first Bolivian politician to announce his intention to run for president of the country for the October 2025 elections.
Meanwhile, his party, the ruling Movement for Socialism (MAS), plans to hold a congress next week to form a board that will organize, for next December or January, some primaries to elect the candidates for the presidency and vice presidency.
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Short circuits between Evo Morales and Luis Arce’s cabinet
Morales and the leadership of the party maintain constant exchanges of statements with President Arce’s ministers, although he has stayed away from the disputes.
In recent months, the former president accused the Ministers of Government (Interior), Eduardo del Castillo, and Justice, Iván Lima, of leading political actions against him and trying to involve him in corruption cases.
The internal fight in the ruling party has as a backdrop who will finally be the candidate for the MAS: Morales or Arce? The president, in power since November 2020, said that the issue of his re-election is not on the agenda yet.
In Bolivia, it is being discussed whether or not Morales is qualified to be a candidate again.
The Magna Carta says that the presidential term is five years and that there can be reelection only once on a continuous basis.
Minister Lima indicated that the constitutional Court must resolve whether there can only be one only re-election or, as Morales interprets, a former head of state is allowed a new candidacy if at least one presidential term passes.
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