Bolivian President Evo Morales resigned his post today after nearly 14 years in office in a televised statement.
“I am giving up so that my brothers are not threatened. I am very sorry for this civil coup, ”he said.
Morales resigned after Bolivia's armed forces and police chiefs today demanded that the president resign so that stability and peace can return to the country.
The head of the military institution, Williams Kaliman, and Bolivian police commander Yuri Calderón, read separate statements calling for the resignation of Morales, who was reelected in the October 20 elections for a fourth term on suspicion of electoral fraud. .
Bolivia has been going through a social and political crisis since the day after the elections.
Today, Evo Morales had already approved new elections after the Organization of American States (OAS) recommended repeating the election on suspicions of irregularities on October 20.
Two ministers and the Speaker of the National Assembly, Victor Borda, had also resigned their positions today.
Following the layoffs in the government, Supreme Electoral Court President Maria Eugenia Choque Quispe also presented her "irrevocable" resignation to be "investigated" following the OAS report.
The Bolivian Public Prosecution Service announced today that it is going to prosecute members of the Supreme Electoral Court over “very serious” irregularities detected by the OAS, which could lead to “criminal and electoral errors related to the calculation of official results” of the 20 April elections. October.
The United States and the European Union today supported the convening of new presidential elections in Bolivia.
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