Former Bolivian President Evo Morales left Argentina for Venezuela on Friday, Argentine state news agency Telam reported, following the victory of his Movement to Socialism (MAS) party in the presidential elections held in the Andean country on Sunday.
According to Télam, the former president who took asylum in Argentina last year left Buenos Aires for Caracas on Friday afternoon in an official plane of the Government of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro.
Reuters tried to contact representatives of the indigenous leader in Argentina, but they were not immediately available. In turn, the Foreign Ministry did not have an immediate comment on the issue.
Morales’ trip takes place on the same day that the Bolivian Supreme Electoral Tribunal confirmed the victory of the MAS presidential candidate, Luis Arce.
The former Bolivian president arrived in Argentina in December, after resigning from his post amid a political crisis in Bolivia over an accusation of irregularities in the presidential elections in October 2019. Morales said he was pressured to resign and called the act a coup state.
In an interview with Reuters, President-elect Arce said he has “no role” in the government for Morales.