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Evo Morales

MAS: Evo returns, Arce is expelled

In a recent MAS congress, Evo Morales was ratified as national leader and declared the sole candidate for the presidential elections. On the same occasion, President Luis Arce was expelled.

Evo, Arce and the cost of renewal

Today the ruling party is divided into two factions: the "arcista" wing of the president and the "evista" or radical wing of former President Evo Morales.

Evo Morales, between renovating adversaries and right-wing enemies

Since 2019, political adversaries have emerged for Evo Morales, from the MAS bases, and the main cause is his interest in running again for the presidency in 2025.

Bolivia and its factional politics 

En Bolivia la política no se presenta de la manera clásica como un enfrentamiento entre oficialismo y oposición, sino como una disputa entre facciones al interior del propio partido de gobierno, el MAS.

MAS-IPSP, A Structure In Resistance

One key factor for MAS’s victory was its internal reconfiguration, following Evo Morales’ resignation and departure of the party’s former leadership, and the building of alliances based on deepening the ethnic and regional divide.

The return of MAS (and Evo Morales)

The short summer of the anti-MAS bloc in Bolivia lasted almost a year, as the newly elected president, Luis Arce Catacora (MAS), will have to be sworn in the next months. The possible return of Evo Morales generates joy to some and discomfort to others, but the triumph of his candidate shows a developed political sense.