The president may have completed a lot extra, Mr. Zelada stated. He plans to vote for Mr. Mesa.
Mr. Morales’s get together held its remaining marketing campaign occasion this week in El Alto, an MAS stronghold that sits perched above the capital. It was a block get together, and a whole lot, if not 1000’s, attended. Ladies in conventional skirts gathered beneath a cover of fireworks whereas their husbands tipped beers to the bottom, an providing to Mom Earth.
Loads of voters there had one thing optimistic to say about Mr. Morales, whose face shone from the blue get together flags that crisscrossed the avenue on strings.
However there have been additionally indicators of the previous chief’s waning reputation.
María Flores, 42, stood on the fringe of the get together. Ms. Flores, a touring saleswoman and mom of three, stated she appreciated what Mr. Morales had completed for Indigenous ladies like her. Many had ascended to skilled roles lately, and he or she was proud.
“We had been at all times handled badly,” she stated. “Now, not a lot.”
However she had grown bored with Mr. Morales’s errors, notably his determination to run for a 3rd after which a fourth time period. “He’s completed good issues,” she stated, “however please, relaxation.”
She shall be supporting Mr. Arce, she stated, however solely as a result of he had promised to maneuver on.
“If he returns,” she stated of Mr. Morales, “the individuals of El Alto will stand up. We wish another person.”
Reporting was contributed by María Silvia Trigo from Tarija, Bolivia.