Former Bolivian President Evo Morales has said he should be allowed to return to Bolivia and complete his final term in office.
The 60-year-old, who until Sunday was the longest standing leader in Latin America, made the comments in an interview with Al Jazeera in Mexico City, where he fled after resigning last week in the wake of protests sparked by a dispute over last month’s presidential election.
“I can’t be outside of the country. I’m used to being with the people as a union leader, president, doing work,” said Morales, who has accused his opponents of conspiring against his government.
“I miss it (Bolivia) a lot. I’m looking for a legal way to go back and be with the people as they resist the dictatorship,