La Paz, Sep 27 (Prensa Latina) President Evo Morales will return to Bolivia on Thursday, where he will fulfill a tight schedule, including the transference of presidential powers at the Uyuni Airport, in Potosi, where he will arrive in the country.
The president will receive the presidential attributes from the speaker of the House of Senators, Gabriela Montaño, to whom he transferred them on Sunday before leaving for Cuba en route to New York, the United States, where he was highly acclaimed at the 67th United Nations General Assembly.
Upon arriving at the Uyuni Airport, Morales will deliver cutting-edge equipment to a terminal, whose future will be closely linked to the country’s tourist development, especially in a region where the government plans to bring more visitors.
In the afternoon, the head of State will inaugurate the Bicentennial College in the community El Torno, in Santa Cruz, and shortly after, he will meet with youths in the department’s capital.
His schedule will end at night, when he will meet with the organization of Bolivian private entrepreneurs on its 50th anniversary.
The president’s absence from Bolivia, which coincided with a visit to Vietnam by Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera, was criticized by the opposition, which questioned the transference of powers to Montaño, as some said she lacked experience to fulfill that duty.
There were even some offensive statements by some opponents, including Santa Cruz Mayor Percy Fernandez, which were criticized by several female members of the Cabinet and the Legislative Assembly.