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Bolivia: People celebrate Morales’ resignation in Cochabamba01:45

Bolivia: People celebrate Morales’ resignation in Cochabamba

Bolivia, Plurinational State of, Cochabamba
November 11, 2019 at 01:47 GMT -00:00 · Published

Demonstrators supporting the opposition celebrated the resignation of Bolivian President Evo Morales in Cochabamba on Tuesday.

Footage shows locals waving Bolivian flags and chanting slogans.

"It's the best decision he has ever made, it's been the most peaceful one. Well, what he did is late, but at least he did it, for our homeland, Bolivia. We did it, we did it. Everything we wanted, for a better homeland," said a Cochabamba resident.

Morales was pressured by the head of the armed forces and the general commander of the Bolivian police, who had asked him to resign.

Morales' resignation came amid multiple resignations in the government.

Morales had denounced what he said was a "coup d'état" against him organised by the opposition, with the aim of regaining power.

Latin American leaders such as Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and Argentine President-elect Alberto Fernandez showed their support of the Bolivian leader and condemned the violence that led the president to resign.

Mexico's Foreign Minister, Marcelo Ebrard said that the country offered Morales political asylum.

Protests broke out across Bolivia last month over disputed election results which gave Morales enough votes to avoid a run-off.

Bolivia: People celebrate Morales’ resignation in Cochabamba01:45
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Demonstrators supporting the opposition celebrated the resignation of Bolivian President Evo Morales in Cochabamba on Tuesday.

Footage shows locals waving Bolivian flags and chanting slogans.

"It's the best decision he has ever made, it's been the most peaceful one. Well, what he did is late, but at least he did it, for our homeland, Bolivia. We did it, we did it. Everything we wanted, for a better homeland," said a Cochabamba resident.

Morales was pressured by the head of the armed forces and the general commander of the Bolivian police, who had asked him to resign.

Morales' resignation came amid multiple resignations in the government.

Morales had denounced what he said was a "coup d'état" against him organised by the opposition, with the aim of regaining power.

Latin American leaders such as Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and Argentine President-elect Alberto Fernandez showed their support of the Bolivian leader and condemned the violence that led the president to resign.

Mexico's Foreign Minister, Marcelo Ebrard said that the country offered Morales political asylum.

Protests broke out across Bolivia last month over disputed election results which gave Morales enough votes to avoid a run-off.

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