By EUGEN ROXAS
Senator Eugenio Rojas.
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ACHACACHI, Bolivia. — Today in the town of Achacachi Evo Morales was not received by the Ponchos Rojos. Attendees expressed their dissatisfaction with the candidates through whistles as a contempt that comes from his people.
The whistles were also directed to the candidate for Mayor Alfonso Cosme and candidate for prime councilor Bernabe Gutierrez and the godfather of these: the senator Eugenio Rojas. Those were hand-picked by Evo Morales.
Leaders of neighborhood councils of Achacachi said their candidates were set aside. For example, journalist Tito Barrios Mamani.
Whistles and Jeers began when Senator Eugenio Rojas began to speak. In facts he was forced to rely on the figure of the President Evo Morales and his works in order to avoid embarrassment.
"Why the whistle?(...). The President awarded bonus like Juancito Pinto Bono for children, Juana de Padilla Azurduy for mothers …(whistles). "Alfonso Cosme and Bernabe Gutierrez handed-picked candidates of Evo Morales did not speak to avoid catcalls.
Cantonal executive, Juan Carlos Leon, admitted:
"The candidates were not elected by consensus, there was a bad choice. There was dissatisfaction with the choice of candidates for mayor. The MAS may lose the election. In this situation we have warned the brother Evo Morales. The Ponchos Rojos are unhappy with the choice of candidates for mayor "The Provincial Executive of the Ponchos Rojos, Mariano Huallpa attended wearing only with a jacket apparently in protest against President Evo Morales handed-picked candidates.
SURVEY BY ERBOL BROADCASTING STATION
From a universe of 173 people, 87 urban and 86 from rural area, resulted:
FOR ACHACACHIS’s MAYOR:
- 8.7% in favor of Tito Barrios Mamani of Movement Without Fear (MSM)
- 32.9% for Constancio Gutierrez of Movement for Sovereignty (MSP)
- 18.5% for Alfonso Cosme of Movement Toward Socialism (MAS)
FOR GOVERNORSHIP :
The survey favored by 52.6 percent to the governing MAS Cocarico Cesar, 32.8% to Simon Yampara of MSM and 14.5% to Lino Villca of the MPS.