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Arce: Evo will not be part of my cabinet; his fundamental role is at the head of the MAS

La Paz, Oct 21.- The virtual winner of the Bolivian presidential elections, Luis Arce, ruled out the entry of Evo Morales to his cabinet because - he said - he has a fundamental role at the head of the Movement for Socialism (MAS).

Former President Morales (2006-2019) is the leader of that political instrument and has an important job to bring together and direct it, he said in an interview with Cadena A Red Nacional.

He added that his ministerial cabinet will be made up of young people, new figures, and there is a quarry for that, especially for the Ministry of Economy.

He stated that he will listen to the opinions of members of the previous MAS government who have already fulfilled their role, will talk with them, reflect, and take their ideas into account.

On the issue of drug trafficking, he warned about the increase of this scourge during the de facto government and with the presence of the United States Drug Control Administration (DEA), in the country.

Where the DEA is, drug trafficking increases, said the virtual winner of the general elections last Sunday.

On the subject of foreign policy, he explained that his government will be open to all countries, but on the basis of respect for sovereignty, and regretted the laceration of relations with nations such as Argentina, Cuba, Venezuela, and others.

With 85.56% of the votes counted, Arce has a wide advantage over Carlos Mesa, from Comunidad Ciudadana, his closest rival, and is confirmed as the winner of these elections to occupy the presidency of the country.

According to the final count, Arce has 53.93% of the votes in his favor, 24.41 points above Mesa. (PL) (Photo: File)