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UN chief appeals to Bolivian parties to ensure credible elections as President Evo Morales resigns

UN chief appeals to Bolivian parties to ensure credible elections as President Evo Morales resigns

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 11 Nov 2019, 10:14 am

New York/IBNS: United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has urged all concerned parties in Bolivia to “refrain from violence, reduce tension and exercise maximum restraint” in the wake of the resignation of President Evo Morales earlier on Sunday.

“Secretary-General remains deeply concerned about the situation in Bolivia and takes note of recent developments, including the resignation of President Evo Morales,” said a statement by a UN spokesperson.

Urging all concerned to refrain from violence, reduce tension and exercise maximum restraint, the UN chief called on all actors to abide by international law, notably fundamental human rights principles.

“The Secretary-General also appeals to all actors to commit to achieving a peaceful resolution of the current crisis and to ensuring transparent and credible elections,” the statement concluded.

President Morales’ resignation was preceded by several weeks of mass protests that began after the opposition and some civic movements denounced alleged fraud in a 20 October presidential vote in favor of Morales, which would have given him a fourth consecutive term.

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UN Bolivia/Patricia Cusicanqui Protesters on the streets of La Paz, Bolivia.

UN chief appeals to Bolivian parties to ensure credible elections as President Evo Morales resigns

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