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Bolivian president Evo Morales resigns after election result dispute


Bolivia’s president, Evo Morales, is to resign after the military called for him to step down and allies fell away following a fierce backlash over his disputed re-election.

Morales, the leader for nearly 14 years, said in televised comments that he would submit his resignation letter to help restore stability, though he aimed barbs at what he called a “civic coup.”

The head of Bolivia’s armed forces earlier on Sunday said the military had asked Morales to step down after weeks of protests over his victory in the 20 October presidential election.

“We suggest the president of the ...


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