Evo Morales vows to return to Bolivia

Evo Morales vows to return to Bolivia
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9 December 2019
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Havana, December 9 (RHC)-- The democratically-elected President of Bolivia, Evo Morales, congratulated the Movement for Socialism (MAS) Party after having successfully completed its assembly, in which he endorsed its democratic vocation and presented its plan of political struggle to recover the government from the new far-right regime.

Through his Twitter account on Sunday, Morales said: "We are not alone in Bolivia or in the world, fighting with the truth for our dignity, united by life and democracy."

Morales, who received political asylum in Mexico after the coup d'etat against him in November, was appointed national campaign chief of the MAS-IPSP (Political Instrument for the Sovereignty of the Peoples) to the national elections of 2020.

From Cuba, Morales spoke by telephone to the supporters of the political institute, assuring them that he will soon return to win the elections, "whether he wants to be right or not." 

The Bolivian leader, who left Bolivia on November 10 to avoid a "bloodbath" when repression against his supporters intensified after the coup d'etat, asked the MAS members for unity at the end of yesterday's first extraordinary national expanded in Cochabamba.

“I want to tell you, sisters and brothers, for now I am temporarily out of the country.  Any moment, whether I want to do it or not, whatever they say, whatever they do, I will soon be in Bolivia so that together we can face the elections and win them, as we have always done," Morales said.

Over the weekend, the MAS carried out a national congress to assess the political situation in the face of the 2020 general elections.  At the meeting, leaders from different social sectors expressed their support for Morales, whom they referred to as "their president."

Edited by Ed Newman

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