Luis Arce, the New Leftist leader, took office in Bolivia and has expressed his desire to bring change and to act differently than the government before him.
After winning 55% of the vote, Luis Arce took the office and said that the old ways that were bad were to be eradicated while the things that were good should be strengthened. Arce is looked at admirably by the people due to his involvement in a lucrative period for Bolivia’s economy when the leftist government policies had assisted in reducing poverty.
His opponent, Morales, was not allowed to participate in the elections a year after he abandoned power. This movement was suggested by the police and military leaders due to the protests that were held against his professed reelection.
The following interim government attempted to eradicate Morales’ policies pertaining to foreign and domestic regulations. Prosecutors also leveled charges against the ex-leader and his accomplices for instigating the protests.
The public who was not in favor of Morales has also seen to be stirring up against Arce. His election and his taking of office are also being challenged by the anti-Morales groups.
The inauguration saw the following leaders as its attendees: King Felipe of Spain, the president of Columbia, Paraguay, and Argentina. Iran’s foreign minister was also present at the inauguration.
The outgoing Interim President Jeanne Anez didn’t attend the ceremony. Instead, centrist former President Carlos Mesa spoke and said warm words for the starting government and he expressed hope that they would perform well.