Ex-Bolivian leader accuses US of meddling in election campaign


FORMER Bolivian President Evo Morales has accused the United States of meddling in the Latin American country’s upcoming general elections by demanding the removal of some political parties from the electoral roll.

The political parties include the Nationalist Democratic Action (ADN) and the Revolutionary Nationalist Movement (MNR).

Bolivia is set to hold its presidential and parliamentary elections on Sunday.

According to the current polling, Luis Arce Catacora, the nominee of the ex-leaders Movement to Socialism Party is clearly leading, far ahead of the centrist former president, Carlos Mesa, and other presidential candidates.

“ADN, MNR, and other parties are removed in accordance with the instructions of the U.S. Department of State.

“Nothing can destroy the unity of the people who are rallying around Luis Arce Catacora. We will bring dignity and freedom back to the people,’’ Morales wrote on his Twitter handle on Monday.

After the Bolivian opposition led by Carlos Mesa had announced mass violations in the October 2019 elections, Morales under pressure from the military, resigned as president and left the country with other high-ranking officials resigning as well.

As a result, Jeanine Anez, the deputy speaker of the parliament’s upper chamber, declared herself the country’s interim president.

The authorities then announced early elections, which have been repeatedly delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Morales, currently leading the campaign of the Movement to Socialism Party from Argentina, is banned from running for the president. (Sputnik/NAN)

– Oct. 13, 2020 @ 13:39 GMT |

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