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Bolivia Vice President Rules Out Reelection Bid with Evo Morales

By: Ysol Delgado - Dec 12, 2016, 12:31 pm
Bolivia Vice President said he won't support Morales
Evo Morales was hoping to seek reelection, but he’ll have to do it without his VP. (Hispan TV)

EspañolBolivia Vice President Álvaro García Linera announced that he will not run for office or support the re-election of President Evo Morales.

The announcement was made by the Minister of the Presidency Juan Ramón Quintana last Sunday, in which he argued that Garcia Linera’s reasons are “strictly personal.”

Morales and García are barred from being elected because they lost the opportunity to be re-elected through a referendum. The people decided to prevent them from being re-elected and from being candidates for a third time.

The vice president reportedly believes his work can improve the ideologies of interest groups so as to stop political withdrawal, as well as to affect the “revolution” promoted by the main political party in Bolivia, MAS (Movement to Socialism).

The Bolivian constitution allows only two consecutive terms; nevertheless, a ruling in the Constitutional Court could have allowed the president an opportunity to win a third term.

Recently, Morales and several of his officials said that in the referendum, the opposition cheated in the vote by running a dirty campaign promoted by the US government to discredit the current administration.

Next Thursday in Montero, congressional discussions will begin regarding whether Morales can run again or not.

Source: El Deber

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Ysol Delgado is a Venezuelan reporter with the PanAm Post from Mexico City. She specializes in public relations, digital marketing, and investigative journalism. Follow her on Twitter: @Ysolita.