Piñera recognizes the socialist Luis Arce as the new president of Bolivia

“I congratulate @LuchoXBolivia for his election as President of Bolivia.” With that message on Twitter, President Sebastián Piñera recognized the triumph of the former minister of Evo Morales and candidate of the Movement for Socialism as the winner in the elections held in the neighboring country.

The President revealed that he had already contacted Arce and bet that under his management bilateral relations would be strengthened. “We just spoke on the phone to wish him success in his management. I am sure that we will work with the will to advance towards a new stage in our bilateral relationship and strengthen regional integration, ”the president wrote.

Luis Arce is on the way to emulating former President Evo Morales in his first election if the president of Bolivia is finally elected with more than 50% of the votes and 23 points of difference over the second most voted candidate, as projected by the published exit polls. until now.

His triumph has already been recognized by his main contender, the candidate Carlos Mesa, and the interim president Jeanine Áñez.

The result predicted by the polls is very similar to that of the 2005 elections, when Morales’ MAS began a hegemony of almost 14 years.

That leadership was interrupted after the October 2019 elections, which were annulled amid complaints of electoral fraud in favor of Morales, something he has always denied.

Then, the Bolivian leader left his country denouncing that he was the victim of a coup d’état orchestrated by the United States and was replaced by Áñez, who assumed the Presidency with the mission of calling elections that were delayed from May to September and then to October due to the pandemic.

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