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Bolivia: Evo Morales committed 'monumental fraud' - potential interim president02:53

Bolivia: Evo Morales committed 'monumental fraud' - potential interim president

Bolivia, Plurinational State of, La Paz
November 12, 2019 at 18:29 GMT -00:00 · Published

Bolivia's potential interim president Jeanine Anez Chavez said her predecessor Evo Morales was forced to resign after committing "monumental fraud" rather than being the victim of a coup d'etat, as he claims. The opposition lawmaker and senate vice-president made the comments at the National Assembly in La Paz on Tuesday.

"What happened in Bolivia was the proof of a monumental fraud. A coup d'etat is when there are weapons," argued Chavez.

She accused Morales of breaking the constitution drafted by his own Movement towards Socialism (MAS) party, breaking a self-imposed two-term limit.

Morales was granted asylum by Mexico on Monday night. His successor said, "he has left of his own accord."

Bolivia has been in the grip of protests since a disputed presidential election, which Morales won outright by a narrow margin. The Organisation for American States (OAS) called for the result to be annulled on Sunday, prompting Morales' resignation.

Bolivia: Evo Morales committed 'monumental fraud' - potential interim president02:53
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Bolivia's potential interim president Jeanine Anez Chavez said her predecessor Evo Morales was forced to resign after committing "monumental fraud" rather than being the victim of a coup d'etat, as he claims. The opposition lawmaker and senate vice-president made the comments at the National Assembly in La Paz on Tuesday.

"What happened in Bolivia was the proof of a monumental fraud. A coup d'etat is when there are weapons," argued Chavez.

She accused Morales of breaking the constitution drafted by his own Movement towards Socialism (MAS) party, breaking a self-imposed two-term limit.

Morales was granted asylum by Mexico on Monday night. His successor said, "he has left of his own accord."

Bolivia has been in the grip of protests since a disputed presidential election, which Morales won outright by a narrow margin. The Organisation for American States (OAS) called for the result to be annulled on Sunday, prompting Morales' resignation.

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