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Bolivian Army Demands Morales Step Down Amid Protests


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Sun, 10 Nov 2019 20:40 GMT

Williams Kaliman, Bolivia’s armed forces commander, on Sunday November 10th called on controversial President Evo Morales to step down after irregularities were discovered in the October 20 elections, AFP reported.

Kaliman said the resignation of Morales, who controversially won a fourth presidential term, would “allow for pacification and the maintaining of stability, for the good of our Bolivia.”

The 35-member Organization of American States said in a report published earlier on Sunday that the elections on October 20th contained serious irregularities, 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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