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The candidacy of Alberto Fernández for the Nobel Peace Prize, proposed by Bolivian deputies, is accepted

The Norwegian Nobel Committee accepted the proposal of a group of Bolivian deputies to President Alberto Fernández is a candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize for his « determined and brave attitude that saved the life » of former president Evo Morales and his collaborators and Bolivian democracy, after resigning in November 2019.

Presidential sources reported that, in this context, Alberto Fernández held a videoconference, from the Olivos residence, with Evo Morales, Senator Leonardo Loza and Deputy Gualberto Arispe Maita, legislators who promote the initiative together with their peers Santos Mamani Espinoza and Grobert Nogales Grageda, who represent the ruling Movement to Socialism (MAS) in the Plurinational Legislative Assembly.

During the virtual meeting, Fernández emphasized: « I would do the same a thousand times, I only did what a good and democratic man should do. »

And addressing Morales, he said: “If at some point I felt that I had accomplished a task, it was when I hugged you on the bridge and you returned to your homeland, at that moment I knew that we accomplished the objective. The only merit of mine was taking care of someone so dear to Bolivians and help as much as possible to bring democracy back ”.

Meanwhile, the former Bolivian president said: “What you did for Bolivia, for democracy, for my life is something unprecedented, something unique in the world. After I returned, some leaders asked me how we can thank you, that was the general sentiment and thus the idea of ​​presenting him as a candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize came up.

In addition, he highlighted the 11 months he lived in Argentina, after being forced to leave his country, after a visit to Mexico.

« I felt at home, the solidarity and affection of all Argentines, » Morales said about it.

Finally, Bolivian senator Leonardo Loza (MAS), stated that «without thinking twice we have decided that our brother president of Argentina has to go to the Nobel Peace Prize for taking care of democracy, the life of our Bolivian brothers, of our brother Evo Morales. For the love of life and democracy, you deserve it.

In their proposal, the deputies consider that Fernández «He is a jurist who was always committed to the cause and practice of human rightss in Argentina and Latin America « and underline that their actions in support of Morales and his former vice president Álvaro García Linera, » also allowed the recovery of democratic institutions and put an end to the persecution and discrimination suffered by indigenous peoples during the coup d’état of November 10, 2019 »

In the presentation before the Committee, they highlight that «Our democracy owes a lot to President Fernández and to his solidarity policy active with Bolivia ».

After making a detailed review of Fernández’s academic and political career, the proposal highlights that as President, “he proposed to deepen the democratization process emphasizing the need to improve the functioning of justice and enacting cutting-edge legislation to end discrimination and inequality, particularly with regard to gender issues.

The Norwegian Nobel Committee is responsible for the selection of candidates and the election of the Nobel Peace Prize laureates. and it is made up of five members appointed by the Parliament of that Scandinavian country.

Candidates for the award must be nominated by qualified individuals, such as members of national assemblies. At the beginning of October, the Committee selects them through a majority of votes to finally present the Prize in Oslo, on December 10.

The Norwegian Nobel Committee accepted the proposal of a group of Bolivian deputies to President Alberto Fernández is a candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize for his « determined and brave attitude that saved the life » of former president Evo Morales and his collaborators and Bolivian democracy, after resigning in November 2019.

Presidential sources reported that, in this context, Alberto Fernández held a videoconference, from the Olivos residence, with Evo Morales, Senator Leonardo Loza and Deputy Gualberto Arispe Maita, legislators who promote the initiative together with their peers Santos Mamani Espinoza and Grobert Nogales Grageda, who represent the ruling Movement to Socialism (MAS) in the Plurinational Legislative Assembly.

During the virtual meeting, Fernández emphasized: « I would do the same a thousand times, I only did what a good and democratic man should do. »

And addressing Morales, he said: “If at some point I felt that I had accomplished a task, it was when I hugged you on the bridge and you returned to your homeland, at that moment I knew that we accomplished the objective. The only merit of mine was taking care of someone so dear to Bolivians and help as much as possible to bring democracy back ”.

Meanwhile, the former Bolivian president said: “What you did for Bolivia, for democracy, for my life is something unprecedented, something unique in the world. After I returned, some leaders asked me how we can thank you, that was the general sentiment and thus came the idea of ​​presenting him as a candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize.

In addition, he highlighted the 11 months he lived in Argentina, after being forced to leave his country, after a visit to Mexico.

« I felt at home, the solidarity and affection of all Argentines, » Morales said about it.

Finally, Bolivian senator Leonardo Loza (MAS), stated that «without thinking twice we have decided that our brother president of Argentina has to go to the Nobel Peace Prize for taking care of democracy, the life of our Bolivian brothers, of our brother Evo Morales. For the love of life and democracy, you deserve it.

In their proposal, the deputies consider that Fernández «He is a jurist who was always committed to the cause and practice of human rightss in Argentina and Latin America « and underline that their actions in support of Morales and his former vice president Álvaro García Linera, » also allowed the recovery of democratic institutions and put an end to the persecution and discrimination suffered by indigenous peoples during the coup d’état on November 10, 2019 »

In the presentation before the Committee, they highlight that «Our democracy owes a lot to President Fernández and his solidarity policy active with Bolivia ».

After making a detailed review of Fernández’s academic and political career, the proposal highlights that as President, “he proposed to deepen the democratization process emphasizing the need to improve the functioning of justice and enacting cutting-edge legislation to end discrimination and inequality, particularly with regard to gender issues.

The Norwegian Nobel Committee is responsible for the selection of candidates and the election of Nobel Peace Prize laureates. and it is made up of five members appointed by the Parliament of that Scandinavian country.

Candidates for the award must be nominated by qualified individuals, such as members of national assemblies. At the beginning of October, the Committee selects them through a majority of votes to finally present the Prize in Oslo, on December 10.

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