Bolivia self-proclaimed president withdraws from October election
Self-declared president Añez assured that she made the decision "for the greater good".
Bolivia's self-declared President Jeanine Añez has withdrawn her candidacy following poor approval ratings for her regime.
She has not endorsed another candidate, but says that if the pro-coup right does not unite, then 'Morales returns', in a clear reference to ex-president Evo Morales, who was ousted by a coup in November 2019.
Morales said that the withdrawal of Áñez's "failed candidacy" will allow her to escape with impunity not only from the "scandalous corruption cases" she faced during her time in power, but also from the "genocide" in Senkata and Sacaba.
Self-declared president Añez assured that she made the decision "for the greater good" to avoid a situation in which the Movement for Socialism (MAS) "ends up winning the elections."
Áñez had announced her candidacy this past January 24 amid fierce criticisms reminding of the transitional nature of her reign, demanding she call for national presidential elections.