Eva Copa: the woman who broke with Evo Morales to become Bolivia’s greatest electoral phenomenon

Until 2019 Eva Copa was a MAS senator with a very low profile and virtually unknown in the country. It was with Evo Morales' departure and with the onset of former president Jeanine Añez's transitional government that she became a more public and relevant figure.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Eva Copa, the rogue senator who broke with the ruling MAS party, is the newly elected mayor of El Alto, despite the fact that ex-president Morales accused her of being a "traitor" and supported another candidate.

More than 7 million Bolivians went to the polls this Sunday to elect the governors of the 9 departments and the mayors of the 336 municipal governments, among them the city of El Alto, the second most populous in the country and the historical electoral bastion of Evo Morales' MAS. The mayoralty will now be handed over to the . . .

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