The Latest: Bolivian police detain electoral courtroom officers

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Bolivia's President Evo Morales looks on during a press conference in La Paz, Bolivia, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. Morales is calling for new presidential elections and an overhaul of the electoral system Sunday after a preliminary report by the Organization of American States found irregularities in the Oct. 20 elections.

Bolivia’s President Evo Morales seems to be like on throughout a press conference in La Paz, Bolivia, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. Morales is looking for brand spanking new presidential elections and an overhaul of the electoral system Sunday instantly after a preliminary report by the Group of American States found irregularities within the Oct. 20 elections.




Juan Karita


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LA PAZ, Bolivia


Probably the most up-to-date on the political disaster in Bolivia (all cases regional):

eight: 20 p.m.

Bolivian police say they’ve detained the previous president and vice chairman of the Supreme Electoral Courtroom adhering to launch of an Agency of American States audit that found irregularities in Oct. 20 presidential election.

The announcement Sunday got here hours following President Evo Morales introduced his resignation beneath rising stress amid allegations of fraud within the vote rely.

Legislation enforcement commander Yuri Calderón suggests 36 different officers of the electoral physique even have been detained on suspicion of falsification and different electoral crimes. Calderón suggests earlier court docket docket president Maria Eugenia Choque was apprehended when dressed to look like a male.

The authorized skilled basic’s enterprise beforehand launched that it was opening an investigation into allegations lifted by the OAS report.

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seven: 30 p.m.

Mexico’s worldwide secretary is criticizing the Bolivian armed service for buying involved in features that preceded Sunday’s resignation by Bolivian President Evo Morales.

Marcelo Ebrard states that “there is a navy procedure going on, and we reject it.”

Morales declared his resignation Sunday shortly instantly after Bolivia’s armed forces commander termed on him to resign amid unrest over allegations of fraud within the nation’s Oct. 20 presidential election.

Happening Twitter, Ebrard acknowledged: “Mexico will preserve its placement of respct for democracy and institutions. Coup no.”

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5: 15 p.m.

Bolivian President Evo Morales has launched his resignation, looking for to calm the place following months of unrest a few disputed election that he had claimed to achieve.

He constructed the go Sunday hrs after the Agency of American States known as for a brand new a presidential election, citing irregularities within the Oct. 20 vote.

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4: 45 p.m.

The top of Bolivia’s Supreme Electoral Tribunal has resigned quickly after an audit of the Oct. 20 presidential election concluded there had been irregularities within the vote.

The tribunal president, María Eugenia Choque, launched her resignation on Sunday.

A preliminary report by the Agency of American States discovered a “heap of observed irregularities” within the presidential contest and acknowledged a brand new vote should be held.

The authorized skilled basic’s workplace setting in Bolivia then claimed it will look at the judges on the electoral tribunal.

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4 p.m.

Bolivia’s armed service chief says that President Evo Morales should resign in order that safety might be restored proper after weeks of protests round his disputed election.

Talking on nationwide tv, Gen. Williams Kaliman additionally appealed to Bolivians to desist from violence.

He stepped in instantly after Morales agreed beforehand within the day to carry a brand new election.

Morales’ assert to have acquired a fourth time period previous thirty day interval has induced fraud allegations, lethal protests and a break up amongst safety forces.

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