Evo Morales highlights role of indigenous and farmers in Bolivian government

LA PAZ.— The Bolivian President, Evo Morales, yesterday (October 6) closed his electoral campaign in the central city of Cochabamba and took advantage of the occasion to highlight the work of indigenous and rural workers since his rise to power.

Morales excitedly recalled that the neoliberals used to say that, "the farmers and the Indians only serve to vote.


And in this short time we have demonstrated that the agricultural and indigenous movements also serve to govern and that’s why we are going to win on October 12," the date set for the elections, as cited by PL.


We are going to tell the whole world that we Bolivian leaders also know how to govern and meet the needs of the people, he added.


According to Morales, "after so many uprisings against neoliberalism and its plundering, we have organized to say enough is enough regarding the privatization and export of our resources.

Now our wealth reamins in Bolivia for the good of our people".


At the same time, he recognized that what has been achieved over the last few years was not a gift from Evo Morales, but a consequence of the struggle of the people, PL added.


"Now we are thought highly of, recognized and respected throughout the world because we have dignified all Bolivians," he stressed.


The first indigenous president of Bolivia, pointed to criticims regarding healthcare and announced the construction of a modern hospital in the city, specialized in the fight against cancer.


He also insisted that "there will be a boost in medication. We are going to build a pharmaceutical complex in Cochabamba, valued at $300 million to produce and export medicines."


Morales was applauded by the tens of thousands of people who participated in the closing of the election campaign and demonstrated his conviction that his party will win two-thirds of the seats in the legislature, but stressed the need to prove the advantage at the polls.



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