Arce ratifies Evo Morales as MAS campaign leader in Bolivia
La Paz, Sep 8 (Prensa Latina) The candidate for the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS), Luis Arce, ratified on Tuesday that Bolivia's former president Evo Morales (2006-2019) will continue to lead the campaign of the political organization, despite his disqualification.
Arce told Bolivision television that the MAS complied with the judicial ruling issued on Monday against Morales, which disqualifies him from running as a senator for the Cochabamba department.
The former Minister of Economy reiterated that the movement is the first political force in Bolivia ahead of the elections on October 18.
The leader pointed out that there is good prospect for gaining the confidence of the people who are as yet undecided in the face of the 'catastrophe' of the de facto government's management in issues such as healthcare and education.
The presidential candidate maintained what he assured at presenting the electoral campaign on Sunday that the MAS is the only guarantee of economic, political and social stability in the country.
Arce and his running mate, former Foreign Minister David Choquehuanca (2006-2017), lead the vote intention with 26.2 percent, according to a poll by the consulting CIESMORI firm.
The public opinion study ranked former president Carlos Mesa (2003-2005) and the president of the de facto government, Jeanine Añez, behind with 17 and 10 percentage points, respectively.
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