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World Under pressure, Bolivian president calls for new election

18:00  10 november  2019
18:00  10 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

Bolivian opposition leader calls for new presidential election

  Bolivian opposition leader calls for new presidential election Bolivian opposition leader calls for new presidential electionFormer Bolivian president Carlos Mesa, the closest rival to Morales in official vote tallies, said, "The best solution to this crisis is a new election.

Bolivian President Evo Morales is calling for new elections following nationwide protests over a disputed vote that he claimed he had won. Morales calls for new elections in Bolivia following the release of a preliminary report by the Organization of American States (OAS) that found irregularities

Image. President Evo Morales of Bolivia announced he would call a new vote in a televised address in El Alto, Bolivia , on Sunday.Credit Carlos Garcia Rawlins/Reuters. Faced with unrelenting protests over the results of disputed elections in which he claimed victory

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Buckling under mounting pressure, Bolivian President Evo Morales called for new elections on Sunday following deadly nationwide protests over a disputed vote he claimed to have won.

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Bolivia ’s embattled president , Evo Morales, on Sunday said In a morning speech, Mr. Morales said there would be new elections under the auspices of a new electoral board. Bolivian President Evo Morales agreed to call new presidential elections after October vote, marred by allegations of

Bolivian President Evo Morales said on Sunday he would call for new elections after the Organization of American States (OAS) released a report saying that a disputed vote last month should be annulled due to irregularities.

South America's longest-serving leader made the announcement after a preliminary report by the Organization of American States found a "heap of observed irregularities" in the Oct. 20 presidential contest and recommended a new election.

Without mentioning the OAS report, Morales said he would replace the country's electoral body and urged all political parties and all sectors to help bring peace to the Andean nation after protests in which three people have been killed and hundreds injured.

"We all have to pacify Bolivia," he told reporters.

Morales, 60, a native Aymara from Bolivia's highlands, became the country' first indigenous president in 2006 and easily won two more elections amid a commodities-fed economic boom in South America's poorest country. He paved roads, sent Bolivia's first satellite into space and curbed inflation.

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Bolivian president Evo Morales said on Sunday he would call for new elections after the Organization of American States (OAS) released a Bolivia 's President Evo Morales addresses the media next to Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera, at the presidential hangar in the Bolivian Air

Bolivian President Evo Morales has said he will call for new elections after the Organization of American States (OAS) released a report saying that a disputed vote last month that sparked protests should be annulled due to irregularities. In a news conference on Sunday

But many who were once excited by his fairy-tale rise have grown wary of his reluctance to leave power. He ran for a fourth term after refusing to abide by the results of a referendum that upheld term limits for the president. Bolivia's constitutional court then ruled term limits violated his rights.

After the Oct. 20 vote, Morales declared himself the outright winner even before official results indicated he obtained just enough support to avoid a runoff with opposition leader and former President Carlos Mesa. But a 24-hour lapse in releasing vote results raised suspicions among the opposition of fraud.

Mesa said Sunday that the OAS report showed "monstrous fraud."

"Morales can't be a candidate in new elections," said Mesa, a 66-year-old historian who stepped down as president in 2005 amid an outbreak of demonstrations led by Morales, then the leader of a coca growers union.

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President Evo Morales called for a new presidential vote in Bolivia amid escalating unrest and after the Organization of American States said his re- election was marred by irregularities. “We have the duty of pacifying Bolivia ,” Morales told reporters in La Paz on Sunday morning.

Bolivia ’s President Evo Morales calls a new presidential election in an outstanding concession, as the opposition in the Morales, who spoke at a press conference in the Bolivian capital of La Paz, called for a round-table discussion with the four political parties represented in the country’s assembly.

The OAS sent a 30-person team to conduct what it called a binding audit of the election. Its preliminary recommendations included holding new elections with a new electoral tribunal.

"The process was hard-fought and the security standards have not been respected," the OAS said in a statement released by its president, Luis Almagro, on Twitter.

"Mindful of the heap of observed irregularities, it's not possible to guarantee the integrity of the numbers and give certainty of the results."

Pressure increased on Morales on Saturday when police guards outside Bolivia's presidential palace abandoned their posts. Officers also climbed onto the roof of a nearby police station holding national flags and signs proclaiming, "The Police with the People." Police retreated to their barracks in at least three cities.

Morales, who was not at the palace at the time and appeared later at a military airfield outside La Paz, urged police to "preserve the security" of Bolivia.

The dissension in police ranks posed a new threat to Morales, who is facing the toughest moment in his nearly 14 years in power, and who has often said the opposition is trying to stage a coup.

Bolivia's Defense Minister Javier Zabaleta played down the police protests, saying a "police mutiny occurred in a few regions," while Gen. Williams Kaliman, the military chief, said Saturday that the armed forces had no plans to intervene.

"We'll never confront the people among whom we live. We guarantee peaceful co-existence," Kaliman said. "This is a political problem, and it should be resolved within that realm."

At the Vatican, Pope Francis urged Bolivians, including its politicians, to calmly await the outcome of the election review. The Argentine-born pope on Sunday told pilgrims and tourists in St. Peter's Square that he was entrusting to their prayers "the situation of beloved Bolivia."

Former Bolivian president Evo Morales says he will not run in new elections after bowing to pressure to step down .
Bolivia's former President, Evo Morales, said that he is willing to return to the country and not run in the next election for the sake of peace and stability if his resignation is accepted. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Morales, who was in power for nearly 14 years, accepted an offer of political asylum from Mexico after resigning Sunday amid allegations of "serious irregularities" during last month's election and pressure from the country's armed forces.

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