World »  Topic »  Pressure builds on Bolivia's Morales as supporters resign after election irregularities

Pressure builds on Bolivia's Morales as supporters resign after election irregularities


LA PAZ (Reuters) - Bolivian President Evo Morales agreed on Sunday to hold new presidential elections after an audit of the disputed October vote called for it to be annulled, while pressure mounted on the leftist leader to step down amid the resignations of some government officials.

The Organization of American States (OAS), which conducted the audit of the Oct. 20 election, issued a report earlier on Sunday that found serious irregularities in the vote won by Morales, which sparked widespread protests around the country.

The OAS report said the October vote should be annulled after it had found “clear manipulations ...


Read the full text reuters