Bolivia’s chief resigns after election backlash

first_imgVice President Álvaro García Linera also resigned. Earlier on Sunday, Moralesagreed to hold new elections after a report from the Organization of AmericanStates (OAS), which conducted an audit of the Oct. 20 vote, revealed seriousirregularities. The OAS report said that election should be annulled after it had found“clear manipulations” of the voting system that called into question Morales’win, with a lead of just over 10 points over main rival Carlos Mesa.(Reuters) LA PAZ – Bolivian President Evo Morales said he was resigning to easeviolence that has gripped the South American nation since a disputed election.center_img President Evo Morales addresses the media in El Alto, Bolivia on Nov. 10. REUTERS/CARLOS GARCIA RAWLINS “I am resigning, sending my letter of resignation to the LegislativeAssembly,” Morales, who was in power for nearly 14 years, said on Sunday.  last_img

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