“If we don’t unite, Morales returns; if we don’t unite, democracy loses; if we don’t unite, the dictatorship wins,” said the 53-year-old president, who took office in November 2019, after the resignation of the coca grower leader. amid protests and complaints of electoral fraud.
In a first reaction via Twitter, Evo Morales described the resignation as “a double betrayal of his militants and candidates,” and assured that Áñez will then negotiate “their impunity.”
Áñez left the electoral race a day after a national poll by the Jubilee Catholic Foundation was released, which assigned him fourth place, with only 7% of the intention to vote.
He promised to lead a transitional government in order to call new elections in 2020, but in January he announced his candidacy, a decision that was widely criticized by his adversaries and some allies.