December 1, 2023

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MAS endorses Evo Morales as presidential candidate for Bolivia’s 2025 elections, ousting Luis Arce.

MAS endorses Evo Morales as presidential candidate for Bolivia’s 2025 elections, ousting Luis Arce.
Former Bolivian President Evo Morales (EFE/Jorge Abrego)

Different commissions deliberated in the National Congress Government Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) This Wednesday they approved the former president’s presidential candidacy Evo Morales (2006-2019) for the 2025 elections in Bolivia. Also, the president, Luis Arce, was expelled from the party in the middle of a dispute with his former ally and now enemy.

On the second day of the MAS meeting, which was rejected by the ARS and major social, tribal and trade union organisations, the political, economic, organic and inspection commissions presented their resolutions as they felt it did not represent them properly.

decides to declare as The only candidate From MAS-IPSP to our brother Evo Morales Ayma, Bicentennial candidate for 2025-2030,” the political commission said in its resolution, which was echoed by other groups.

Likewise, they recognized Evo Morales as the main leader of the movement towards socialism – the Political Instrument for the Sovereignty of the People (MAS-IPSP).

On the other hand, this Wednesday determined the “self-expulsion” of Bolivian President Luis Arce and his Vice President. David ChochuangaFor not attending the National Conference of the ruling party.

The self-expulsion of Luis Arce Catacora and David Chohuanca for not attending the MAS-IPSP Congress was accepted.“, read one of the party’s organic commission members.

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The Political Commission has also decided that Cannot form alliances with other political parties Ahead of the 2025 elections.

While reading the resolutions of each commission Participants chanted “Evo, Evo” and “Always loyal, never traitors”.

These were referred to the Court of Disciplinary and Ethics to determine whether sanctions, such as expulsion from the party, would be imposed on several MAS officers and militants in connection with complaints of transfer and anti-treason.

The President of Bolivia, Luis Arce (EFE/STR)
The President of Bolivia, Luis Arce (EFE/STR)

The congress, held in Lauca Ñ town in the tropical region of Cochabamba, Morales’ political and trade union stronghold, opened another front for a split in the ruling party between “Evistas” and “Orcistas” loyal to the former president. Near Ars.

At the start of today’s Monday event, During his speech, Morales advocated that MAS was a “movement” born out of “discriminatory” social sectors destined to “exterminate” such as indigenous peoples.

Questioning how many elections traditional leftist parties “without indigenous peoples” had won in Bolivia, he suggested that the “attacks” on the official Congress were not “fear of Evo Morales” but “fear of an indigenous movement”. .”

“Unfortunately some internal and external groups do not accept that this revolution is being led by an indigenous movement, and that is our fault.”he added.

Evo Morales addresses the conference of the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) in Lauca Ñ on Tuesday (EFE/Jorge Abrego).
Evo Morales addresses the conference of the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) in Lauca Ñ on Tuesday (EFE/Jorge Abrego).

Speaking at a meeting in La Paz at the same time as the MAS conference opened, Ars said that it was “an attack on social organizations that are actually being stripped of their own political apparatus, “there is a disrespect for social organizations, that fundamental nature is not taken into account.”

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Ars and Morales are distant in the middle Internal tension within the ruling party The President has ignored the former President’s request to replace some ministers that started at the end of 2021.

Similarly, this mass conference held in Laga was announced “Self-expulsion” of Luis Arce and the country’s vice president, David Chohuanka, for not attending the meeting. Along with them, the MAS also ordered the expulsion of “several members of the ruling party in the Legislative Assembly” from sectoral legislators and other militants.

For his part, Morales lamented on his social networks the decision of “some brothers” not to attend the MAS congress, referring to Arce and Chohuanca. According to the former president, those who don’t come through with this decision are “avoiding themselves.”

(with information from EFE)