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After protests by Bolivia's President new elections are announced

Bolivia's President Evo Morales after week-long protests for new elections. He announced on Sunday on TV. Shortly before the organization of American States (OAS) had demanded that the Bolivian presidential election of 20. October should be declared invalid.

In the election in October, Morales and his Challenger Carlos Mesa first head-to-earnings-to-head. The counting was then suspended for a day. After their re-recording of the left-Morales, who has ruled the impoverished country since 2006, has led, with a lead of ten percentage points.

This triggered massive protests. The Opposition accuses the government of electoral fraud. On Saturday, the police had declared, not against the government critical demonstrators. Part of police officers joined the protests.

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In the case of the protests of opponents of the government have forced the state channel Bolivia TV, and Radio Patria Nueva, to the setting of your operation. Organized groups have threatened the employees and intimidated.

unrest: The people rebel against the President. (AP/Keystone/9. November 2019)

Then they would have forced the staff of the station, to leave their jobs, wrote to Morales on Saturday evening (local time) on Twitter. "They say that they defend democracy, but in dictatorship."

The Radio Patria Nueva-chief Ivan Maldonado told the news Agency AFP on Saturday: "We are violently chased away and threatened you." The employees had been asked to go from their workplaces, he explained. Dozens of employees have left the building in La Paz, under the Boos of hundreds of protesters.

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Morales is the longest-serving President on the continent. Since 2006, the former Coca farmer directs the fortunes of Bolivia – when it comes to him, he wants 200 up to. Anniversary of the independence of 2025 will remain at the helm.

The 59-Year-old had asked for the third Time for re-election, although the Constitution only provides for a re-election. Morales overcame this hurdle with the help of the judiciary, which referred to the limitation of terms of office as a violation of his human rights. (fal/sda)

Created: 10.11.2019, 14:17 PM

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