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Peru Govt hopes for Bolivia's proper transition process

19:20 | Lima, Nov. 10.

The Government of Peru hopes that the transition process in Bolivia will take place within the framework of its Constitution and laws, following the resignation of former President Evo Morales (2006-2019) and ex-Vice-President Alvaro Garcia, the Foreign Affairs Ministry affirmed on Sunday afternoon.

In a statement, the Peruvian Government expressed its best wishes for the prompt restoration of a peaceful coexistence among all Bolivians on the basis of full respect for the democratic institutions and the holding of general elections.

The Peruvian Government said those elections must be held with the necessary guarantees of transparency and accompaniment of the Organization of American States (OAS), as well as other international bodies.

Morales —who had assumed the presidency in 2006— claimed to have won re-election in the widely-questioned elections held last October. However, the OAS audit mission detected a series of irregularities according to a report released earlier today.

In the following hours, Morales lost the support of the Armed Forces and the Police, while thousands of citizens were demanding his resignation in the streets for weeks.

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Published: 11/10/2019
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