Bolivian Socialists Say Morales or Ex-VP will Not Run in Election

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22 November 2019 06:05 WIB

Bolivia's ousted President Evo Morales gestures during his arrival to take asylum in Mexico, in Mexico City, Mexico, November 12, 2019. Two days after stepping down as president of Bolivia at the urging of the army, Evo Morales arrived here Tuesday to take up Mexico's offer of political asylum. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido

TEMPO.COLa Paz - Former Bolivian President Evo Morales and his Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera, who both resigned under pressure this month, will not be candidates for their party in the next elections, a prominent member of their Movement for Socialism (MAS) party said on Thursday.

"We are going to participate in the elections and we are going to do it with young candidates, especially the president and vice president," Henry Cabrera, vice president of the House of deputies and a member of MAS, told Reuters.

"We are not going to recycle candidates. That is the official position of the Movement for Socialism."

Cabrera said MAS would not suggest members for a new electoral board.

On Wednesday, Bolivia's interim government presented a bill that would annul the disputed Oct. 20 vote, appoint a new electoral board and forge a path to new elections.

The South American country's two chambers of congress are expected to debate the election bill beginning on Thursday and possibly extending into Friday. There is no date set for new elections.

Long-term leftist leader Morales, Garcia Linera and several other top MAS officials stepped down on Nov. 10 under pressure from protesters, civil groups, security forces and allies, as well as an international audit that found serious irregularities in the election count and cast doubt on Morales' announced outright victory.

Currently led by an interim government under conservative former Senator Jeanine Anez, Bolivia is grappling to mend stark divisions between Morales' supporters and opponents seeking to move beyond his nearly 14-year rule.

Street violence has shaken the country and killed 32 people since the disputed October election.

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