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Evo Morales leaves Bolivia to take asylum in Mexico

Updated : 2019-11-12 11:23:12

Former Bolivian President Evo Morales said Monday he was headed for Mexico after being granted asylum there, as his supporters and foes clashed on the streets of the capital following his resignation and a tearful opposition leader laid out a possible path toward new elections. Morales stepped down Sunday following weeks of massive protests over a disputed presidential election, but the resignations of every constitutionally designated successor left unclear who will take his place and how.

A couple, holding a Bolivian flag, embrace after spending the night celebrating the resignation of President Evo Morales in La Paz, Bolivia. Morales resigned Sunday under mounting pressure from the military and the public after his re-election victory triggered weeks of fraud allegations and deadly protests.(AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
A couple, holding a Bolivian flag, embrace after spending the night celebrating the resignation of President Evo Morales in La Paz, Bolivia. Morales resigned Sunday under mounting pressure from the military and the public after his re-election victory triggered weeks of fraud allegations and deadly protests.(AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Opponents of former Bolivian President Evo Morales hold shields at a barricade set up by protesters outside the presidential palace in La Paz, Bolivia. Morales'  resignation, under mounting pressure from the military and the public after his re-election victory triggered weeks of fraud allegations and deadly demonstrations, leaves a power vacuum and a country torn by protests against and for his government. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Opponents of former Bolivian President Evo Morales hold shields at a barricade set up by protesters outside the presidential palace in La Paz, Bolivia. Morales'  resignation, under mounting pressure from the military and the public after his re-election victory triggered weeks of fraud allegations and deadly demonstrations, leaves a power vacuum and a country torn by protests against and for his government. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Former Bolivian President Jose Fernando Quiroga poses with police guarding Congress in La Paz.  (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Former Bolivian President Jose Fernando Quiroga poses with police guarding Congress in La Paz.  (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Supporters of former President Evo Morales clash with police in La Paz. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
Supporters of former President Evo Morales clash with police in La Paz. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
Police detain a supporter of former President Evo Morales during clashes on the south side of La Paz. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
Police detain a supporter of former President Evo Morales during clashes on the south side of La Paz. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
Senate second Vice President Jeanine Anez, centre right, arrives at Congress in La Paz, Bolivia.  (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Senate second Vice President Jeanine Anez, centre right, arrives at Congress in La Paz, Bolivia.  (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Police help an injured colleague during clashes with supporters of former President Evo Morales in La Paz. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
Police help an injured colleague during clashes with supporters of former President Evo Morales in La Paz. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)
Reflected in a motorcycle side mirror, supporters of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro rally in support of former Bolivian President Evo Morales in Caracas, Venezuela. Morales stepped down following weeks of massive protests. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)
Reflected in a motorcycle side mirror, supporters of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro rally in support of former Bolivian President Evo Morales in Caracas, Venezuela. Morales stepped down following weeks of massive protests. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)
A supporter of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, whose image is held up at right, and late President Hugo Chavez, left, carries the Spanish message:
A supporter of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, whose image is held up at right, and late President Hugo Chavez, left, carries the Spanish message: "Evo. People. Friend. We are with you" during a rally in support of former Bolivian President Evo Morales in Caracas. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)
Bolivians and supporters of former President Evo Morales protest in front of the Bolivian embassy in Mexico City. Marcelo Ebrard, the Mexican foreign minister, said Monday, Mexico granted asylum to Morales after his  resignation. (AP Photo / Eduardo Verdugo)
Bolivians and supporters of former President Evo Morales protest in front of the Bolivian embassy in Mexico City. Marcelo Ebrard, the Mexican foreign minister, said Monday, Mexico granted asylum to Morales after his  resignation. (AP Photo / Eduardo Verdugo)
Bolivians in Mexico and supporters of former President Evo Morales protest in front of the Bolivian embassy in Mexico City. (AP Photo / Eduardo Verdugo)
Bolivians in Mexico and supporters of former President Evo Morales protest in front of the Bolivian embassy in Mexico City. (AP Photo / Eduardo Verdugo)
A woman holds a sign that reads in Spanish
A woman holds a sign that reads in Spanish "Disavowal of the coup in Bolivia. Yankees and OAS out," as Bolivians in Mexico and supporters of former President Evo Morales protest in front of the Bolivian embassy in Mexico City. (AP Photo / Eduardo Verdugo)
Former Bolivian President Evo Morales said Monday he was headed for Mexico after being granted asylum there, as his supporters and foes clashed on the streets of the capital following his resignation. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
Former Bolivian President Evo Morales said Monday he was headed for Mexico after being granted asylum there, as his supporters and foes clashed on the streets of the capital following his resignation. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)
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