Bolivia’s interim President Jeanine Áñez has cease the presidential election due on 18 October.

She acknowledged she didn’t want to chop up the vote and see the return to office of former President Evo Morales’ Mas socialist celebration.

Mas candidate Luis Arce is important in opinion polls, with Ms Áñez trailing in fourth place.

Ms Áñez was sworn in closing 12 months after Mr Morales resigned and left the nation amid allegations of electoral fraud.

Mr Morales, who in the intervening time lives in Argentina, later acknowledged he was pressured into exile by the police and the military.

Mr Morales served as Bolivia’s president for practically 14 years, from 2006 to 2019, after worthwhile three consecutive elections.

In a video message, Ms Áñez acknowledged: “Within the current day I put aside my candidacy for the presidency of Bolivia, for the sake of democracy.”

She acknowledged she decided to drop out as a consequence of “the hazard that the vote is break up amongst a variety of candidates and that due to that division, the Mas would end up wining”.

“If we don’t unite, Morales will return. If we don’t unite, democracy loses,” Ms Áñez added, with out saying which candidate she would now be backing.

A poll printed earlier this week urged that Luis Arce may win the election inside the first spherical.

Ms Áñez’s administration has been controversial from the start, the BBC’s South America correspondent Katy Watson tales.

Mr Morales’ supporters say she assumed the presidency after he was ousted in a military coup – and he’s the rightful chief.


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