Former President of Bolivia Evo Morales said that he is still legally the president of the country during a press conference in Buenos Aires on Thursday. He also noted that the arrest warrant issued against him by the Bolivian Public Ministry is “unconstitutional.”
Morales said that “all de facto government acts are null and void” and added that “I am legally still president” as the Plurinational Legislative Assembly does not yet approve or reject his resignation.
A day earlier, Bolivia’s Public Ministry issued an arrest warrant against the former president for the “alleged commission of crimes of sedition, terrorism and terrorist financing.”
Bolivia has been governed by a de facto government since Morales resigned after the allegedly controversial elections and receiving pressure from the armed forces. The resulting power vacuum saw the country descend into violence.
Morales travelled to Mexico and Cuba before receiving an offer of political asylum from the new Argentinian government led by Alberto Fernandez.