Bolivia’s previous President Evo Morales gets back following a year in exile

Previous Bolivian President Evo Morales got back to the nation on Monday in the wake of going through nearly 12 months of exile in Argentina.

Morales, who administered Bolivia for very nearly 14 years, fled on November 11, 2019, in the midst of allegations of electoral fraud. He denied the claims and announced himself the winner of the October 2019 vote, however, was inevitably compelled to step down prior to leaving the nation.

After a brief stint in Mexico, Morales had been living in Buenos Aires since December 2019.

He decided to re-visitation Bolivia after his fellow Socialist Luis Arce won the Bolivian presidential election in October. Arce was confirmed as Bolivia’s new president on Sunday.

Arce, whom Morales had handpicked as his replacement, has previously served as the nation’s finance minister.

“When I left, I said: ‘We will come back, and we will be millions.’ Now we are back and we are millions,” Morales said subsequent to walking across the bridge connecting Bolivia and Argentina in Villazon, Bolivia, joined by Argentine President Alberto Fernandez.

The Bolivian interval government, which took power after Morales left the nation, charged the previous president with alleged sedition and terrorism, however the charges were dropped in October 2020.

Morales has previously declared his aim to move back to his home region of Chapare in Central Bolivia; he intends to show up there on Wednesday, precisely 365 days after he left the nation.

Morales, who was the nation’s first indigenous president, led Bolivia for just about 14 years. He was credited with slashing poverty and overseeing fast economic growth, yet his prevalence suffered in the midst of the election-rigging allegations.

Bolivia has been seriously hit by the Covid. The economy is additionally battling. Unemployment has spiked since the pandemic started, and the International Monetary Fund is anticipating an almost 8% drop in GDP this year.

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