Venezuela Congratulates the Bolivian People for their Electoral Victory (Communique)

Venezuela congratulated the Bolivian people for the victory of the MAS party which, in the first round of results -according to exit polls- gave Luis Arce the presidency of that nation, with 54.2% of the votes

Through a communique published by Foreign Affairs Minister Jorge Arreaza on Twitter and on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ website, the Venezuelan executive highlighted the historic triumph that “renews the hope of the Bolivian people, which is resuming the democratic path towards social justice, despite the suffering and trauma imposed over the past twelve months.”

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“President @NicolasMaduro, on behalf of the Venezuelan people congratulates the brother people of Bolivia for the broad and undisputable triumph of the MAS and its elected President, Luis Arce. No repressive power could impose itself on the will of a free people. Jallalla!” Arreaza posted on his twitter account.

In the communique Venezuela states: “It has been the humble men and women, the workers, the indigenous peoples, the brave youth, who have rescued the Bolivian Homeland from the hands of neoliberal imperialism. No repressive power could impose itself on the will of a free people.”

Here is the full communique’s official translation:

Venezuela congratulates MAS and Luis Arce for the resounding electoral triumph in Bolivia
The President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro Moros, on behalf of the Venezuelan people and Government, congratulates the brotherly Bolivian people for the ample and unobjectionable triumph of the Movement to Socialism (MAS) on the historic electoral day of yesterday, October 18th, 2020, while congratulating the President-elect of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, Luis Arce, and the Vice President-elect, David Choquehuanca, for the resounding victory achieved in the presidential elections.

This historic victory renews the hope of the Bolivian people, who are returning to the democratic path of social justice, despite the suffering and trauma imposed over the past 12 months. The massive electoral participation reinforces the legitimacy of the process and gives a clear message of popular rejection of the fascist coup d’état executed a year ago.

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It has been the humble men and women, the workers, the indigenous peoples, the brave youth, who have rescued the Bolivian Homeland from the hands of neoliberal imperialism. No repressive power could impose itself on the will of a free people.

Upon highlighting the heroism of the sons and daughters of Túpak Katari, Bartolina Sisa, Simón Bolívar and Antonio José de Sucre, the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela makes a special recognition to our brother President Evo Morales Ayma, for his resistance capacity and strategic perseverance to guarantee the successful viability of this new and luminous stage that the Bolivian people is undertaking.

As Commander Chávez stated: ¡Only the People save the People!

¡Jallalla Bolivia!

Caracas, October 19th, 2020

 

For his part, the president-elect of Bolivia, Luis Arce, thanked the gesture of solidarity by the Venezuelan president Nicolás Maduro, who also sent a tweet congratulating the Bolivian peoples and the President Elect Luis Arce, Vice President David Choquehuanca, and also Evo Morales.

“Thank you very much president @NicolasMaduro. With the wisdom and confidence of the people, we have recovered democracy and hope. Victory belongs to each and every Bolivian. #VamosASalirAdelante,” Arce wrote on his Twitter account.

 

Featured image: File photo.

(Ultimas Noticias) with OT content

Translation: OT/JRE/SL