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Bolivia’s President Puts End to 13-Year Rule, Announces Resignation


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Sun, 10 Nov 2019 21:24 GMT

Bolivia’s controversial President Evo Morales on Sunday November 10th said he would step down shortly after the army called on him to resign “for the good of our Bolivia,” AFP reported.

Protests continued for over three weeks after Morales’ disputed win in the October 20 elections, making him president for a fourth term.

Earlier on Sunday, the 35-member Organization of American States said in a report revealed serious irregularities in the presidential vote, Reuters reported. Morales, who has been ruling the country since 2006, said fresh elections would be held under a reformed electoral body, at the recommendation of the OAS, but did not set a date.

Amid continuing pressures, Bolivian President of the Chamber of Deputies Victor Borda, Mine’s minister Cesar Navarro and Hydrocarbons Minister Luis Sanchez announced their resignation.

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