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Bolivian President resigns amid fraud poll protests

 International Desk

 Published: 09:48 AM, 11 November 2019  

Photo: Collected

Photo: Collected

Bolivian President Evo Morales has resigned on Sunday amid turmoil following his disputed re-election last month, reported BBC. 

On Sunday, international monitors called for the election result to be annulled, saying they had found "clear manipulations" of the 20 October poll.

Morales agreed with the findings and announced his intention to call fresh elections - after overhauling the country's election body.

But politicians - and the army and police chiefs - had urged him to quit.

Some of his allies were attacked earlier this week, and said their homes had been set alight. 

In a televised address, Morales said he would resign as president, and urged protesters to "stop attacking the brothers and sisters, stop burning and attacking".