La Paz, Aug 26 (Prensa Latina) The Movement Towards Socialism (MAS)’s presidential candidate Luis Arce reiterated on Wednesday that this political force is the only one capable of guaranteeing stability in Bolivia after the coup against President Evo Morales (2006-2019).
The former Economy Minister during the Morales administration told the British newspaper Financial Times that if he is elected president, he will resume the program of changes started in 2006 by the indigenous leader.
Arce mentioned as successes of this process the strong economic growth of Bolivia, the decrease in poverty, unemployment and inequality, as well as the recovery of natural resources.
The presidential candidate pointed out in the interview – entitled ‘Evo Morales’ Man Who Hopes to Get Bolivia Out Of the Chaos – that it is important to resume industrialization to substitute imports and bolster national production.
Arce representing the left movement and his running mate, former Foreign Minister David Choquehuanca (2006-2017), have so far led voting intentions according to a recent poll by the conservative Bolivian newspaper Pagina Siete.
Arce and Choquehuanca will measure strength at the polls on October 18 with former president Carlos Mesa (2003-2005) and Jeanine Añez, who leads the de facto government that took office after the coup against Morales in 2019, among other candidates.