Iran praised Bolivia for holding peaceful presidential elections and returning to democracy following a yearlong power vacuum caused by the forced resignation of ex-president Evo Morales, saying Tehran is ready to boost friendly relations with La Paz.
A former foreign minister and a coca farmer are the front-runners to be on the ticket for exiled Bolivian president Evo Morales’ political party in the May elections in the South American country, officials said on Friday.
Mexico says the Bolivian regime is “harassing” and “intimidating” its diplomatic personnel in the Bolivian capital, La Paz, in what seems to be retribution for the granting of asylum by Mexico to former Bolivian president Evo Morales.
Bolivia’s Evo Morales called for the United Nations, and possibly Pope Francis, to mediate in the Andean nation’s political crisis following his ouster as president in what he called a coup d’etat that forced him into exile in Mexico.
Bolivian President Evo Morales said on Sunday he was resigning to ease violence that has gripped the South American nation since a disputed election, but he stoked fears of more unrest by saying he was the victim of a "coup" and faced arrest.
Bolivian President Evo Morales agreed on Sunday to hold new presidential elections after a damning report from the Organization of American States (OAS) found serious irregularities in an Oct. 20 vote won by the leftist leader.
Bolivian President Evo Morales has thanked his supporters for having thwarted a “coup d’état” against his government, as protests against his re-election enter the third week, with demonstrators calling for his resignation.
Bolivian leader Evo Morales on Wednesday claimed victory in the presidential election and accused the opposition of trying to orchestrate a coup, after mass opposition-led protests since the Sunday vote that claimed the counting was rigged.