The former president of Bolivia, Evo Morales (2006-2019), left Argentina where he has lived for almost a year on Friday, bound for Venezuela, sources from the Alberto Fernández Government confirmed to Efe, who did not specify how long he will be absent from the country.
The ex-president, whose party the Movement to Socialism (MAS), has won last Sunday’s elections with Luis Arce as presidential candidate, departed from the International Airport of the Buenos Aires town of Ezeiza heading to Caracas.
His return to Bolivia
On Monday of this week, Morales said at a press conference that “sooner or later” he will return to Bolivia, and reiterated that the judicial processes that weigh on him in his country are “part of a dirty war.”
“It is a matter of time. My great desire is to return to Bolivia,” said the former president, who if he returns to his country must appear before the Justice because he is accused of alleged genocide, terrorism, sedition, electoral fraud and rape, among other charges, many of them initiated by the transitory government of Jeanine Áñez, considered by Morales as a dictatorship.
The leftist politician insisted that when that eventual return to his country occurs, which he left in November 2019 after leaving the Presidency denouncing coupHis intention is to settle in his region, the Cochambamba Tropic area and be a farmer.
Attack the OAS
In another appearance, this Thursday, he requested the resignation of Luis Almagro as Secretary General of the Organization of American States, whom he said he will take to the International Criminal Court for the report in which the body denounced irregularities in the Bolivian elections last year.
Morales assures that the loose triumph of MAS in last Sunday’s elections, they show that in last year’s there was no fraud.
Official triumph of MAS
Bolivia closed its long electoral process with the proclamation of the triumph of the MAS, a result recognized by its main contender, Carlos Mesa, and the international community.
Arce, former Minister of Economy, and David Choquehuanca, former Foreign Minister, were proclaimed as elected president and vice president, respectively, by the head of the Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE), Salvador Romero, in a ceremony in which the final results of the official count were presented.