Bolivia’s Morales accepts political asylum in Mexico

first_imgThe deputy head of the Senate said shewill take over as interim president until new elections are held. He has won plaudits for fightingpoverty and improving Bolivia’s economy but drew controversy by defyingconstitutional term limits to run for a fourth term in October’s election,which was alleged to have been rife with irregularities.(BBC) Morales, a former coca farmer, wasfirst elected in 2006. Former president Evo Morales left Bolivia in a Mexican Air Force plane on Monday. AFP/MEXICO FOREIGN MINISTRY LA PAZ – Evo Morales has accepted anoffer of political asylum in Mexico a day after resigning as president ofBolivia amid election fraud protests.last_img