Former leftist President Evo Morales, who led Bolivia from 2006 to 2019, announced Sunday that he intends to run in the 2025 presidential election.
“We have decided to accept the requests of our activists and so many sisters and brothers (…) to be a candidate for the presidency of our beloved Bolivia,” declared Evo Morales on social networks, in conflict with the current president Luis Arce, his heir. politician, elected in 2020.
The Constitutional Court must rule
Evo Morales, 63, accused Arce’s government of trying to marginalize him politically, particularly by wrongly implicating him in corruption cases. The ruling party he created, the MAS (Movement to Socialism) today led by Luis Arce, must decide in a congress next week a date for the internal primaries.
However, the question of Evo Morales’ eligibility remains unresolved. Justice Minister Iván Lima said Bolivia’s Constitutional Court must decide whether, under the Constitution, the former president had the legal right to run for a fourth term.
Source: BFM TV