Jeanine Agnes intends to prevent the return of Evo Morales to the post of head of state.
Acting Bolivian President Jeanine Agnes withdrew from the presidential elections. The politician announced this on Thursday, September 17 on the air of the Unitel TV channel.
вЂњToday I withdraw my candidacy for the presidency of Bolivia for the sake of defending democracy,вЂќ Agnes said.
The former second vice-speaker of the upper house of parliament agreed to this in order to prevent the victory of the political force of the country's ex-president Evo Morales in the elections.
вЂњI do this because there is a risk that the votes will be split between the candidates, and, as a result, theвЂќ Movement to Socialism вЂњ(party) Will win the elections,вЂќ the politician emphasized and added that the return of Morales to the office means a loss democracy.
We will remind, after, under pressure from the public and the military, Morales resigned from office, Vice-Speaker of the House of Senators of Parliament Jeanine Agnes became the interim president of Bolivia.
As reported, the Bolivian presidential elections, postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, are scheduled for October 18 this year.