The president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, confirmed this Sunday that resignation of the presidency after almost 14 years in power, in a video broadcast from somewhere in the country. Hours earlier, the Bolivian president had announced the call for new elections following the denunciation of the Organization of American States (OAS) of "blunt irregularities".
"I resign from my position as president so that (Carlos) Mesa and (Luis Fernando) Camacho don't keep chasing social leaders"Morales said in a televised message, referring to the opposition leaders who called for protests against him and who have remained the last three weeks.
"We do not want clashes", he added, at the same time as he said to resign to promote the "pacification" of Bolivia and "return to social peace."
"The fight does not end here", he warned in a broken voice at times, to insist on his denunciation of a "civic, political and police coup" instigated by "oligarchic groups that conspire against democracy."
Shortly before, Williams Kaliman, commander in chief of the Army, had requested his resignation to pacify the South American country. "After analyzing the internal conflict situation, we suggest that the president of the State resign to his presidential mandate, allowing the pacification and maintenance of stability for the good of our Bolivia, ”he said.
Cornered by protests that have been going on for 18 daysWhen he was reelected after the elections, the Bolivian president has ended up giving in to pressure.
Since then, the tension was increasing until this Sunday the Evo Morales sister's house, located in the city of Oruro, burned down; as well as the homes of the governors of the homonymous region and Chuquisaca.
"We denounce and condemn before the international community and the Bolivian people that the fascist coup plan executes violent acts with irregular groups that burned the house of governors of Chuquisaca and Oruro and my sister in that city, "Morales said on his Twitter account.
We denounce and condemn before the international community and the Bolivian people that the fascist coup plan executes violent acts with irregular groups that set fire to the house of governors of Chuquisaca and Oruro and my sister in that city. Let's preserve peace and democracy
– Evo Morales Ayma (@evoespueblo) November 10, 2019
Up to 14 observations on the official count of the elections have demolished the revolutionary wall after 18 days of protests, during which three opponents died after being attacked by official clash groups.