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Luis Arce, credited with steering Bolivia through years of economic growth, will be a presidential candidate in May elections, Bolivias exiled former leader Evo Morales said on Sunday.
Bolivias interim government has banned Morales himself from standing and has issued a warrant for his arrest should he return.
Arce, 56, who also fled his homeland after Moraless downfall, was a major part of successive Morales governments after 2006 that slashed the poverty rate and presided over rapid economic growth fuelled by gas exports.
Bolivia became one of Latin Americas fastest-growing economies, but Arce had to temporarily step aside in 2017 for health reasons.
He will be backed in the election by Moraless Movement for Socialism (MAS) party, the former leader said in Buenos Aires.
Arces vice presidential candidate running mate will be former foreign minister David Choquehuanca, 58, Morales said.
'Continuation of process of change'
Arce is “a combination of the city and the countryside to continue the process of change,” said Morales, Bolivias first indigenous president.
“Our peasant movement does not exclude people and does not marginalize people.”
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