Bolivia's Morales seeks asylum in Argentina

Morales received the political asylum in Mexico, but he prefers Argentina, because it is bordered by Bolivia. Bolivia's previous president Evo Morales has tr

Bolivia's Morales seeks asylum in Argentina

Morales received the political asylum in Mexico, but he prefers Argentina, because it is bordered by Bolivia.

Bolivia's previous president Evo Morales has traveled to Argentina, where he is considering to seek asylum in order to be closer to his homeland.

- He is here to stay. He feels better here," says the Argentine foreign minister, Felipe Sola.

He adds that Morales will get refugee status in Argentina.

Argentina's newly installed president, Alberto Fernández, has previously offered Morales asylum.

Shortly after he was pressured to resign in november, rose Morales to Mexico, where he got political asylum. But it's called itself now, that he would prefer Argentina because it borders Bolivia.

Morales came to Argentina from Cuba, where he was under medical treatment.

His two children came to Argentina three weeks ago.

Morales is in south America an iconic socialist leader, who had been in power for almost 14 years.

Morales resigned as president of the 10. november after the Organization of American States (OAS), which has 35 member states in North and south America had complained about irregularities in the elections in Bolivia, the 20. October.

the Army called on the then Morales to go by, and a number of his allies left their own records.

Morales was the first president from Bolivia's indigenous native american population.

Mexico's foreign minister, Marcelo Ebrard, says that he was informed that Morales' plans in an interview Wednesday. He was informed that Morales is planning to move to Buenos Aires.

Argentina's new president has not recognized the magtskiftet in Bolivia with Jeanine Añez as interim president. He says that he hopes a soon-to-be new elections in the neighboring country.

Bolivia's congress has passed a new electoral law, which annuls the disputed results of the election on 20. October. The new law prohibits a candidate to establish if they have been sitting in the office of the president in the last two periods. This precludes Morales from standing up.

Bolivia has been marked by demonstrations for and against Morales, and clashes with the security forces has claimed at least 32 lives since the disputed elections in October.

/ritzau/Reuters

Updated Date: 13 December 2019, 02:00

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