- Title: 'If I want to enter, I'll enter '-Bolivia's Morales after arrest warrant issued
- Date: 19th December 2019
- Summary: BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA (DECEMBER 17, 2019) (REUTERS) VARIOUS, WOMEN GATHERED IN SUPPORT OF MORALES, SINGING
- Embargoed: 2nd January 2020 22:09
- Keywords: Argentina Bolivia Jeanine Anez arrest asylum former Bolivian President Evo Morales interim warrant
- Location: BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA & LA PAZ, BOLIVIA
- City: BUENOS AIRES, ARGENTINA & LA PAZ, BOLIVIA
- Country: Bolivia
- Topics: Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA002BAN8T3B
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- Story Text: Former Bolivian president Evo Morales told a group of journalists in Buenos Aires on Thursday (December 19) that if he wanted to reenter Bolivia he would and called the government of interim president Jeanine Anez a "dictatorship."
Bolivian prosecutors on Wednesday (December 18) issued an arrest warrant for Morales over allegations of sedition and terrorism related to accusations from the interim government that he has been stirring unrest since resigning.
Morales left Bolivia for Mexico in mid-November after being granted asylum there, following intense pressure from the armed forces following a disputed election in what he has since described as a coup.
Morales moved to Argentina last week, just days after the inauguration of Peronist President Alberto Fernandez. Morales was granted asylum in Argentina and had requested "definitive refugee status," Argentina's Interior Ministry said.
Meanwhile on Thursday, Bolivian lawmakers appointed a new six-member electoral tribunal that should set a date before May for fresh elections.
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