Félix Patzi

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Félix Patzi Paco (born 21 February 1967 in Santiago de Llallagua, Aroma, La Paz) is a Bolivian academic and politician. Since May 31, 2015, he is the governor of La Paz Department. A member of the Aymara ethnic group, he has been active in supporting indigenous movements in Bolivia.

Political career[edit]

Patzi served as Bolivia's Minister of Education in the government of Evo Morales from 2006 to 2007.[1] In 2010, he was briefly a candidate for governor of La Paz Department on behalf of the Movement for Socialism – Political Instrument for the Sovereignty of the Peoples (MAS-IPSP), but was removed following a drunk driving incident.[2] In March 2010, he founded a new political party, Integration for Change (Spanish: Integración Para el Cambio, IPC), which was later organized as the Third System Movement.[3]

In the 2015, he ran again for governor of La Paz, this time on behalf of the Sovereignty and Freedom party (Spanish: Soberanía y Libertad; SOL.bo) founded by La Paz's mayor, Luis Revilla.[4] He won the March 29 elections with 52% of the vote, far ahead of rival candidate Felipa Huanca of the MAS-IPSP,[5] becoming SOL.bo's highest elected official.

Religion[edit]

Felix Patzi is a worshiper of the religion of Pachamama, the Earth goddess.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Breve Biografia" in Patzi Paco, Felix (2010). Tercer Sistema: Modelo comunal: Propuesta alternativa para salir del capitalismo y del socialismo. La Paz, Bolivia. 
  2. ^ "Félix Patzi creará nueva organización política". Los Tiempos. 2010-02-12. Archived from the original on 2010-03-27. Retrieved 2011-03-31. 
  3. ^ "Bolivia – IPC es el nuevo partido creado por Patzi que quiere enfrentar al MAS". La Jornada. La Paz. 2010-03-22. Retrieved 2011-03-31. 
  4. ^ Guarachi, Angel (2014-12-22). "Sol.bo presenta al exministro Félix Patzi como candidato a la gobernación de La Paz". La Razón. Retrieved 2015-03-30. 
  5. ^ Barriga, Daymira. "Acaba hegemonía del MAS; Patzi de Sol.bo es gobernador paceño - La Razón". La Razón. Retrieved 2015-03-30.