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Macri calls for “free and fair elections” in Bolivia to overcome the crisis

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Alberto Fernández celebrates that Evo Morales has been “rescued alive”

BUENOS AIRES, 12 Nov. –

The president of Argentina, Mauricio Macri, has called on Tuesday “free and fair elections” in Bolivia to overcome the current political crisis, on which he maintains a different position from that of his successor, Alberto Fernández, who has instead aligned himself with Bolivian former president Evo Morales to denounce a “coup d'etat”.

Macri calls for “free and fair elections” in Bolivia to overcome the crisis
Macri calls for “free and fair elections” in Bolivia to overcome the crisis

“The elections are the best way to transparent the will of the Bolivian people,” said Macri, during an act at the Presidency headquarters museum in which he stressed that Argentina and Bolivia are joined by “a common history”, as reported by the news agency Télam

The Argentine president, who will deliver the baton to Fernández on December 10, has also taken the opportunity to “make clear” that his Government “repudiates violence of any kind and under any circumstances”, although he has avoided entering further assessments.

More belligerent has been the president-elect, who has pointed to the United States as the source of pressure on Morales. “He returned to the worst times of endorsing coups in Latin America,” criticized Fernandez, who has confirmed that he has already expressed his discomfort to officials of the US Department of State.

Fernandez has at least applauded that Morales has been “rescued alive”, who after resigning Sunday as president of Bolivia plans to arrive on Tuesday in Mexico, a country that has offered him asylum. In this regard, he thanked the “generosity” of the regional leaders who have facilitated the departure of Morales, including the Mexican Andrés Manuel López Obrador and the Paraguayan Mario Abdo Benítez.

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