Bolivian President Evo Morales was forced to resign on Sunday 10 November 2019 after senior army and police chiefs called on him to do so following weeks of right-wing unrest and violence against his Oct. 20 elections victory, in what his government has called a coup by opposition forces in the country.
On the same day world leaders and organizations expressed their solidarity with former Bolivian President Evo Morales under the hashtag #ElMundoconEvo (the World with Evo) and strongly condemned the right-wing coup which forced Morales to resign.
Opposition Lawmaker Jeanine Añez from the Democratic Union party has stated she will assume Bolivia’s Interim Presidency. Añez assured she will call for new elections on Monday.
As the second deputy senate majority leader, the Senator is the first official in line for succession after Vice President, Senate Majority Leader and First Deputy Majority Leader who resigned under menace by opposition thugs who held their relatives hostage, following Evo Morales’ decision to resign on Sunday afternoon.
Supreme Electoral Tribunal President María Eugenia Choque Quispe was arrested on 10 Nov. 2019 after the resignation of President Evo Morales. teleSUR’s correspondent on the ground Freddy Morales has reported that the Attorney General’s office has issued arrest warrants for all leaders of the electoral tribunal and members of the body.
Former President of the National Assembly and current Minister of Health Gabriela Montaño denounced that police are “illegally intending to arrest Evo Morales. We denounce this madness to the world.
Audio recordings leaked via social media featured Bolivian opposition leaders mentioning that US senators Ted Cruz, Bob Menendez and Marco Rubio were committed to the coup agenda. <https://sputniknews.com/latam/201911111077282328-audios-containing-details-of-alleged-coup-plan–us-involvement-emerge-amid-bolivian-crisis/?fbclid=IwAR0nsVTIgMhUuxjwOxJEsTtOYXm6zZx-Ji5efcVKXrJNgHTzVQBqa-8_IHc>
Mexico’s Minister of Foreign Affairs @m_ebrard confirms that they have received 20 officials from the Bolivian executive and legislature in the Mexican diplomatic residence in La Paz, while also offering asylum to Evo Morales if needed.
teleSUR brings you live updates of the unfolding right-wing attempted coup against the Bolivian government of President Evo Morales (at https://www.telesurenglish.net/news/Live-Updates-Bolivian-Army-Chief-Advises-Evo-Morales-to-Resign-20191109-0008.html)