According to the outlet, the former ministers were denied permission to leave so that they can engage in a dialogue with the new interim government on behalf of Morales' Movement for Socialism party. Justiniano did not name the ministers and refused to say how many of them were denied permission.
"We believe that they [former ministers] will be able to become full-fledged participants of the dialogue, and if they leave, with whom shall we conduct it," Justiniano said.
On Tuesday, Bolivian Foreign Minister Karen Longaric said her ministry would help 24 politicians from Morales' party safely leave for Mexico, where they had been granted asylum. The same day, the Bolivian Foreign Ministry said that Morales' daughter, Evaliz Morales Alvarado, and lawmaker Maria Inosenta Pone Poichee, who are hiding in the Mexican Embassy in Bolivia, were allowed to leave the country.
Most of Bolivia’s ministers have resigned. In the aftermath, last week Second Vice Speaker of Bolivia’s Senate Jeanine Anez declared herself interim president and appointed 11 new ministers to her transitional cabinet. She pledged to convene a new election and ensure that Morales is not allowed to run. Morales' supporters, in turn, refused to recognize Anez's legitimacy, claiming that the parliamentary session was held in the absence of a quorum and therefore is of no legal validity.