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The Bolivian president had to bow to new elections

the president of Bolivia Evo Morales was forced on Sunday to bow to extensive protests in front, and he announced new presidential elections. In addition, Morales promised that the abundance of reviews into the received electoral commission be replaced with a new one.

Morales, the situation became more difficult on the weekend, when some of the officers rose in revolt against him. La Paz police retreated out of the city centre from the Plaza Murillo, where the presidential palace is located.

protesters occupied two state-owned television and radio stations. In addition, protesters burned the local representatives of the homes. Morales, according to her sister's home is burned.

the Finnish missionary society told me earlier in the day to evacuate in Bolivia resident employees and two other volunteers as soon as possible.

– the Situation in Bolivia is extremely explosive, and the violence risk is high. Therefore, now it has been decided to employees to evacuate as soon as possible. Two employees to fly to Finland, I hope this during the day and one of them a trip planned to Colombia to Bogota, where he can continue volunteering period, says mission executive director Rolf Steffansson .

Morales was elected to a second term in controversial elections in the first round in mid-October after. The election counting of votes in his support increased suspiciously in the middle of everything. Bolivian electoral officials have declared Morales the winner, but his counter-candidate, ex-president of Carlos Mesa has not recognized the results.

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Bolivian unrest: Part of the police force turned against the president

Source: AFP

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