The former Bolivian president Evo Morales, said that the date of his return to Bolivia will be “possibly” November 9, a day after the inauguration as president of his party partner Luis Arce, winner of the general elections this October.
“We are debating, possibly the entry is on day 9“Morales said in a statement made in a program of the ruling Argentine coalition Frente de Todos.
The entry route
Morales resides in Argentina since last December, after leaving Bolivia amid accusations of fraud in the 2019 elections, and a little less than a year later he will return to the Andean country after his political formation, the Movement for Socialism (MAS), won a new election in the first round.
The former Bolivian president indicated that his entry into the country would be through the land border crossing between the Argentine town of La Quiaca, in the province of Jujuy (north), and the Bolivian city of Villazón, belonging to the department of Potosí.
“We will schedule and promptly communicate,” insisted Morales, who from Argentina led the MAS election campaign.
Arce won with 55.1% of the votes, over 50% plus one needed to win in the first round. In second place was former president Carlos Mesa with 28.8% of the votes and former civic leader Luis Fernando Camacho obtained 14 percent.
“I am very surprised by the union of my people. The people do not abandon their process, they do not abandon the popular democratic revolution, but they did not abandon me either, “Morales said during the program, a special broadcast by the Frente de Todos on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of former Argentine president Néstor Kirchner (2003-2007).
The Latin American Left
In the interview, he jokingly revealed that the current Argentine president, Alberto Fernandez, made him an offer to take him to Bolivia. “I am grateful for another solidarity, another accompaniment from Brother President Alberto Fernández, who at the dinner we had on Tuesday night proposed to take me to Bolivia”
Morales appealed to the Latin American left remain united and recalled that “there is a lot of lack at this time” characters like “Néstor (Kirchner), Hugo (Chávez), (Luis Inácio) Lula (Da Silva) and (Rafael) Correa”.