Apr 05, 2022
In General Discussions
At the end of January 2020, Añez's party -Democratas- decided to run for the Presidency, which ended up dismantling the coalition that had overthrown Evo Morales. The anti-MAS bloc was divided into four candidates (Carlos Mesa for Comunidad mobile phone number list Ciudadana, Luis Fernando Camacho for We Believe, Jorge "Tuto" Quiroga for Libre 21 and Añez for Together). And in this context of divisions, the MAS binomial – made up of former ministers Luis Arce mobile phone number list Catacora and David Choquehuanca – reaffirmed its first place in the polls, while Morales remains in exile in Argentina. At first, the pandemic was functional for Añez's electoral campaign. However, the government's mismanagement of the health crisis – nuanced with corruption scandals,an arbitrary handling of the police and military force and the lack of coordination with society mobile phone number list and with subnational administrations– weakened its image in a couple of months. For this reason, the Democrats – a party based in Santa Cruz that obtained 4% of the vote in last year's elections – chose to promote the indefinite postponement of the elections, alleging the danger of the pandemic and brandishing a fallacious slogan: "Health or elections". The dual status of president and mobile phone number list candidate ceased to be an advantage for Añez, and the official strategy lost its way. In addition, the government faced obstacles to act arbitrarily due to the actions of Parliament, which is under the control of MAS, a party that has a qualified majority of two thirds in both chambers. Undoubtedly, the figure of "divided government" - that is, Precisely, the majority of the MAS in the Plurinational mobile phone number list Legislative Assembly approved the law that established the first Sunday of September as the limit for holding the elections and, for that reason, it was observed by the interim president through a letter that demanded that the legislative body explain what supporting epidemiological studies were taken into account to establish that date.