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Bolivian President Evo Morales Calls for New Election

  • Irregularities indicate Morales didn’t get enough votes: OAS
  • Unrest grows in Bolivia as police mutinies in many cities
Evo Morales

Evo Morales

Photographer: Marcelo Perez del Carpio/Bloomberg

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President Evo Morales called for a new presidential vote in Bolivia amid growing unrest and after the Organization of American States said his re-election was marred by irregularities.

“New national elections will allow the Bolivian people to democratically choose new authorities with their vote,” Morales told reporters in La Paz on Sunday morning, calling for violence on the streets to end. “We all have the duty of pacifying Bolivia.”