Interim President of Bolivia, Jeanine Áñez, strongly criticized the attitude of the future government of Argentina for not inviting her to the inauguration of Alberto Fernández.
“They have an ideological affinity that I do not share. Cristina Kirchner (elected vice president of Argentina) is from the same ideology of Evo Morales and they have shown us in an overwhelming way that they despise democracy, so I have no affinity with people who do not respect democracy, which restricts freedoms,” said the self-proclaimed Bolivian president on Sunday.
“No one voted for her to be President, she was self-proclaimed, they try to make it look oficial doing it inside Congress but they didn’t have a quorum, because the majority of congress members were on the run because of the coup hunting of Morales supporters, but she dares to talk of democracy, what a joke,” an international expert said to OT.
Áñez, reacting to the fact of not having been invited to the inaugural ceremony beginning of the mandate of the Argentine elected president, Alberto Fernández, has said that she herself had no intention or desire to participate in that event.
However, in this regard she had expressed a few days ago her desire to attend this ceremony. “We have quite a relationship with Argentina. They are our customers in the purchase of gas, as Brazil also is. Businesses must be outside of political ideology. We both need each other,” she said.
Similarly, in another part of her statements, Áñez has denounced the policy of Mexican President, Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO), for giving asylum to Morales and accepting him in his country, asserting that what the Mexican president “has done with Bolivia was not precisely in the framework of respect for international treaties.”
In this sense, she explained that the Mexican government has given, in this way, “freedom” to the deposed Bolivian president “to do politics from Mexico.”
Morales, who had been re-elected in October for a fourth term, resigned from the Presidency of Bolivia on November 10 due to a persecution against his supporters and the lack of support from the police and the armed forces that publicly “suggested” he resign; two days after his resignation, he was received in Mexico.
Although on Friday he traveled to Cuba on a temporary basis, a report published by the Spanish newspaper El País indicated that he left Mexico in a commercial plane and that he seeks to go to Argentina once Fernández assumes power next Tuesday.
Translated by JRE/EF