Exiled leader Morales named as election campaign chief by Bolivian socialists (VIDEO)
Morales’ Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) party gathered in the city of Cochabamba this weekend to choose its candidates, in a snap election that has yet to be announced, but has been promised by interim president Jeanine Áñez.
Morales was reelected to the presidency in October, but opponents declared the vote fraudulent. Despite vowing to hold fresh elections, Morales lost the support of Bolivia’s military and police, and fled the country to Mexico. He is currently in Cuba on a temporary visit, and it has been rumoured that he could settle down in Argentina once leftist President Alberto Fernandez assumes office on Tuesday.Also on rt.com Manufacturing consent: How NY Times spins Bolivian coup against ‘coca-farming strongman’ Morales
As the crowd in Cochabamba cheered the announcement, Morales tweeted a message of support. Decrying the “coup by the racist and fascist right,” he promised that “homeland or die, we’ll win!”
Gracias herman@s, no estamos solos ni en #Bolivia ni en el mundo, luchando con la verdad por nuestra dignidad, unidos por la vida y democracia. Felicito las conclusiones del primer ampliado nacional después del golpe de la derecha racista y fascista. ¡Patria o muerte, venceremos! pic.twitter.com/9fZ6zOu0Nv— Evo Morales Ayma (@evoespueblo) December 8, 2019
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