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World Mexico grants asylum to Bolivia's Evo Morales, demands safe conduct

23:35  11 november  2019
23:35  11 november  2019 Source:   reuters.com

Bolivian opposition leader calls for new presidential election

  Bolivian opposition leader calls for new presidential election Bolivian opposition leader calls for new presidential electionFormer Bolivian president Carlos Mesa, the closest rival to Morales in official vote tallies, said, "The best solution to this crisis is a new election.

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico has granted asylum to Bolivia ’ s former president Evo Morales , Mexico ’s top diplomat said on Monday, after the veteran socialist resigned following a disputed election in the South American country. “We will immediately proceed to inform Bolivia ’ s foreign ministry that

Mexican offers asylum to former Bolivian President Evo Morales , who resigned amid public fury over election fraud. The offer of asylum was formally extended by Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard, while Obrador took to Twitter to salute Morales as a “responsible” statesman who “preferred

MEXICO CITY, Nov 11 (Reuters) - Mexico has granted asylum to Bolivia's former president Evo Morales, Mexico's top diplomat said on Monday, after the veteran socialist resigned following a disputed election in the South American country.

In this photo provided by the Agencia Boliviana de Informacion, Bolivian President Evo Morales speaks from the presidential hangar in El Alto, Bolivia, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. Bolivia's military chief Gen. Williams Kaliman said that President Evo Morales should resign so that stability can be restored after weeks of protests over his disputed election. He stepped in after Morales agreed earlier in the day to hold a new election. (Enzo De Luca/Agencia Boliviana de Informacion via AP) © AP In this photo provided by the Agencia Boliviana de Informacion, Bolivian President Evo Morales speaks from the presidential hangar in El Alto, Bolivia, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. Bolivia's military chief Gen. Williams Kaliman said that President Evo Morales should resign so that stability can be restored after weeks of protests over his disputed election. He stepped in after Morales agreed earlier in the day to hold a new election. (Enzo De Luca/Agencia Boliviana de Informacion via AP)

"We will immediately proceed to inform Bolivia's foreign ministry that under international law, it should offer safe conduct" to Morales, Mexico's Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard told reporters.

The departure of Bolivia's first indigenous president, one of a wave of leftists who dominated Latin America's politics at the start of the century, has failed to end weeks of violent protests about allegations of fraud at the Oct. 20 re-election.

(Reporting by Daina Beth Solomon; Editing by Frank Jack Daniel)

Bolivia’s Interim Leader Says Nation Must ‘Reconstruct Democracy’ After Morales’s Ouster .
In her first televised address to the nation Wednesday, Bolivia’s interim president, Jeanine Añez Chavez, urged a return to normalcy after weeks of violence, even as the ousted president, Evo Morales, called her government unconstitutional and his backers vowed to disrupt it. With the backing of the military, Ms. Añez met with advisers on Wednesday to appoint a new cabinet, stressing her interest in a finance minister who could reinvigorate the economy. In her speech, she said she would be guided by the rule of law and equality of all citizens, and wanted to seek “a national consensus.

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