Former Bolivian president Evo Morales resumed the full presidency of his party, the governmental Movement for Socialism (MAS), after having left the post in interim hands while he was in Argentina.
Morales made the announcement in a statement to the media in the central city of Cochabamba, after a meeting with the “masista” leadership and several union leaders related to his party.
"By consensus we decided that from this moment on, Evo assumes the presidency of the Movement for Socialism (MAS), " said the former president .
He also announced that on November 21 a national meeting of the MAS will be held to evaluate the campaign of the recent general elections that that party won with 55.1% and begin to "lay the foundations" for the next sub-national elections.
The president of the country, Luis Arce; the vice president, David Choquehuanca, and the presidents of the Senate, Andrónico Rodríguez, and of the Deputies, Freddy Mamani, both from MAS.
While Morales was in Argentina, the vice president of MAS, Gerardo García, took the reins of the party on an interim basis and mainly to facilitate some procedures before the electoral body.
From outside the country, the ex-president was his party's campaign manager towards the general elections and now it is foreseeable that he will repeat that role towards the subnational elections.
These elections, in which governors, departmental assembly members, mayors and councilors will be elected, will be held on March 7, 2021, as confirmed a few days ago by the electoral body.
(With information from EFE)