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ARGENTINA | 23-10-2020 22:51

Evo Morales leaves Argentina for Venezuela

Bolivia's former president Evo Morales left Argentina for Caracas late Friday in an official Venezuelan aircraft, state news agency Télam reported.

Bolivia's former president Evo Morales left Argentina for Caracas late Friday in an official Venezuelan aircraft, state news agency Télam reported.

Morales, who has been in exile in Buenos Aires since December, flew out of Ezeiza international airport at 5.15 pm (2015 GMT) local time bound for the Venezuelan capital, according to the agency.

Local media said the leader of the Movement for Socialism (MAS) was due to return to the Argentine capital on Sunday.

Morales on Monday signalled his intention to return to Bolivia after his leftist heir Luis Arce's sweeping presidential election victory last weekend.

Bolivia's electoral commission on Friday confirmed Arce's victory, returning the MAS to power just under a year after Morales resigned and fled Bolivia following weeks of protests over his controversial reelection.

Morales, Bolivia's first indigenous president, served for almost 14 years but last year stood for -- and initially won -- an unconstitutional fourth consecutive term. Bolivia's constitution limits a president to two successive terms.

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