MOSCOW (Pakistan Point News / Sputnik - 20th January, 2020) Former Bolivian Economy Minister Luis Arce Catacora will run for president from the Movement for Socialism (MAS) party, the country's former president and the party's leader, Evo Morales, said on Sunday.
In October, Morales claimed victory in the election that would launch his fourth consecutive presidential term in Bolivia. The opposition challenged his victory, triggering violent protests across the nation. Morales was pressured by the military to step down and flee the country. Opposition lawmaker Jeanine Anez took over as interim president and called a new vote, pledging to ensure that Morales not be allowed to run.