Garcia Linera left Bolivian territory last night alongside former president Evo Morales from the Chimoré Airport, in the Tropic of Cochabamba, headed for Mexico, whose government offered them political asylum in the face of the threats to their lives after the coup d’état of November 10.
Both presented their resignation for the good of the country with the aim of pacifying Bolivia, impacted by a strong wave of violence promoted by Carlos Mesa and Luis Fernando Camacho, who refused to accept Morales’ triumph in the elections of October 20.
Despite his resignation, Evo Morales remains the constitutional president.
His resignation letter as well as Garcia Linera’s will be analyzed in a legislative session scheduled for this Tuesday, which must also activate a mechanism for their succession.
Given the current power vacuum, the Second Vice President of the Senate, Jeanine Añez, has claimed she has a right to provisionally assume the Presidency.
According to Prensa Latina sources, social movements are mobilized at various points throughout the national territory blocking roads, and many refuse to accept Morales’s resignation.