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Bolivian party MAS appoints Evo Morales director of 2020 campaign

The Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) congress in Cochabamba, December 7, 2019.  (Photo: Twitter/@jmkarg)

The Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) congress in Cochabamba, December 7, 2019.  (Photo: Twitter/@jmkarg)

Cochabamba, December 7 (RHC)-- At a national meeting that brought together hundreds of militants in Cochabamba, Bolivia, the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) Saturday designated former President Evo Morales as its campaign director for the 2020 elections.

"I am surprised by the great meeting held by the 'Process of Change' organizations and militants who, with their unity and joy, thrill supporters of our democratic revolution," Morales tweeted.  "Congratulations brothers and sisters, I wish you many successes."

On Saturday, besides discussing the core aspects of what its 2020 political campaign will be about, the MAS congress will also define its candidates for the presidency and vice-presidency of Bolivia.  "The important thing is to continue the process of change," Evo Morales said referring to the MAS Congress, which is Bolivia's largest and best organized political organization.

On Saturday, former President Morales traveled from Mexico to Cuba for medical consultation, as local outlet Granma reported.  Bolivia's former Health Minister Gabriela Montaño reported that the MAS leader will be received by a Cuban medical team that had previously treated him in Bolivia.

In 2017, Morales underwent surgery by Cuban doctors who performed an operation on his nostrils and, shortly after, on his knees.  Morales' stay in Cuba will be temporary, as reported by the Foreign Affairs Secretary of Mexico, a country that offered political asylum to the Bolivian leader after the coup d'etat against him last month.

In November, he arrived in Mexico after the Bolivian Army requested his resignation amid false accusations of fraud following his triumph in the presidential elections held in October.

So far, however, the Organization of American States (OAS) and the coup plotters have not presented real evidence of the alleged fraud, which was used as a pretext that U.S.-backed right-wing politicians used to oust him.
 

Edited by Ed Newman
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