Luis Arce, presidential candidate of the former Bolivian President Evo Morales’ Movement for Socialism (MAS) party, has claimed an outright win in the first round of Sunday’s presidential elections. A poll by the Tu Voto Cuenta initiative, broadcast by the Cadena A television channel, gives Arce 53% of the votes.
Bolivia’s fresh general election to elect President, Vice President, Senators and Deputies for the 2021/25 period is scheduled for this Sunday and for once, in several decades of the country’s political history, a key political player in the country’s political scene, former head of state, Evo Morales won’t be a direct participant as he is exiled in Argentina after leaving office in November last year.
Thanks to a decision by Pope Francis, a Bolivian will be responsible for the office of the Pontifical Commission for Latin America, in charge of spreading the Catholic faith on the continent. The Pope’s new appointee is Julio César Caballero, who assumes the role after having been Evo Morales’ ambassador to the Vatican for four years.
Bolivia’s Supreme Electoral Tribunal rejected the senate candidacy of former President Evo Morales on Thursday, saying that he does not fulfill the requirement of permanent residence in the country. The court ruled on a series of candidacies, including that of Morales, ahead of national elections on May 3.
Movement for Socialism (MAS) candidate Luis Arce, a candidate installed and being backed by former President Evo Morales, leads in the presidential race opinion poll for the first round of presidential elections in Bolivia. The Bolivia presidential polls are scheduled to take place on May 3, this year.
Bolivia’s interim president, Jeanine Añez, announced her candidacy for the presidency on Friday, in a move that has since provoked criticism from the country’s opposition. Presidential elections in Bolivia are scheduled for May 3. “It was not in my plans,” said Añez at an event in La Paz where her coalition, Together, was launched.
Bolivia’s interim government announced on Monday that it had expelled the Mexican ambassador to the country and two other Spanish diplomats for trying to “facilitate” the departure of former top officials of the government of former President Evo Morales, who is currently a refugee in Argentina. The foreign diplomats in question have been given 72 hours to leave the country.
Bolivia’s interim government has issued an arrest warrant against the nation’s former President, Evo Morales. The former head of state is accused by the country’s current regime of alleged sedition as well as terrorism-related accusations. The interim government of Bolivia also alleges that Morales has been fueling unrest in the country since he resigned and left for exile. Morales is currently a refugee in Argentina after his November resignation.
The interim government in Bolivia revoked a decree Friday giving immunity to police and army officers who used live ammunition and excess force on protesters. According to interim President Jeanine Áñez, the measure has been revoked because the country has achieved “the desired peace.” Thirty-four people have been killed during three weeks of protests that followed the resignation of former Bolivian President Evo Morales.
Bolivia’s prosecutor opened an investigation against former President Evo Morales on Friday for crimes of sedition and terrorism. In response to the announcement by the government of Jeanine Áñez, over the recording of a telephone call, in which Morales allegedly gives instructions for the blockage of roads and “not to let food pass” to the cities.
Five coca growers supporting former Bolivian President Evo Morales, exiled in Mexico after resigning, died in clashes with police and the army on Friday. The killings took place in the suburb of Cochabamba (central Bolivia), the former president’s political stronghold. The clashes took place throughout the day between thousands of protesters and the police.
Jeanine Añеz, whо hаd declared herself Bоlіvіа’ѕ іntеrіm рrеѕіdеnt уеѕtеrdау, іntrоduсеd hеr cabinet Thursday. At thе ѕаmе tіmе, rероrtѕ аrе еmеrgіng оf сlаѕhеѕ between supporters оf fоrmеr President Evо Morales and hіѕ орроnеntѕ. Fоllоwіng wіdеѕрrеаd рrоtеѕtѕ in thе run-uр tо thе presidential election, Evо Morales, who wоn his fourth еlесtіоn, was forced to rеѕіgn оn Sundау аnd wаѕ granted asylum in Mеxісо.
Bolivian opposition senator Jeanine Áñez declared herself interim president of Bolivia on Tuesday, after the resignation and departure of Evo Morales from the country. The Second Vice President of the Senate made the declaration in a quick parliamentary session that lacked a quorum in the absence of the legislators who support the ex-president.
Bolivian President Evo Morales announced on Sunday, in a statement from Cochabamba, his resignation amid escalating protests following the country’s controversial October 20 election. Alongside Morales, Vice President Alvaro García Linera also announced that he is leaving his post. Subsequently, the former Bolivian president spoke about his resignation via his social networks.
The persistence of fires unleashed a month ago in Bolivia has spread despair among residents and authorities, and has also fueled a political dispute. The multiple active fires in Santa Cruz, in the east of the Bolivian territory, on the border with the Amazon, have razed almost two million hectares, 30% forested area. The fire has affected protected areas rich in flora and fauna.