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Argentina: It’s her right, but ‘she promised not to be a candidate' - Morales on Anez's candidacy02:45

Argentina: It’s her right, but ‘she promised not to be a candidate' - Morales on Anez's candidacy

Argentina, Pilar
January 25, 2020 at 20:16 GMT -00:00 · Published

Former Bolivian President Evo Morales held a campaign rally at one of the farms in the city of Pilar on Saturday, a few days after he announced his candidacy in the upcoming May 3 Bolivian presidential election.

When questioned about Interim President of Bolivia Jeanine Anez, who earlier said she would run for president as well, Morales said: "It is her right, although she promised not to be a candidate, as well as Camacho [presidential candidate Luis Fernando Camacho] too."

He continued: "We have been informed that there are several alliances of the right and we respect them. It is a democratic right. We hope that as a de facto government you can be a president in the transparent and healthy elections."

Morales fled Bolivia to Mexico in November under pressure from the armed forces following unrest over alleged irregularities in the election. After a few weeks in Mexico, he was granted asylum in Argentina.

He is now leading his Movement to Socialism party (MAS) party in the campaign for Bolivia's May 3, 2020 elections.

Argentina: It’s her right, but ‘she promised not to be a candidate' - Morales on Anez's candidacy02:45
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Former Bolivian President Evo Morales held a campaign rally at one of the farms in the city of Pilar on Saturday, a few days after he announced his candidacy in the upcoming May 3 Bolivian presidential election.

When questioned about Interim President of Bolivia Jeanine Anez, who earlier said she would run for president as well, Morales said: "It is her right, although she promised not to be a candidate, as well as Camacho [presidential candidate Luis Fernando Camacho] too."

He continued: "We have been informed that there are several alliances of the right and we respect them. It is a democratic right. We hope that as a de facto government you can be a president in the transparent and healthy elections."

Morales fled Bolivia to Mexico in November under pressure from the armed forces following unrest over alleged irregularities in the election. After a few weeks in Mexico, he was granted asylum in Argentina.

He is now leading his Movement to Socialism party (MAS) party in the campaign for Bolivia's May 3, 2020 elections.

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