Bolivian President Evo Morales Has Resigned After Nearly 14 Years in Power. Here's What to Know

Posted on AllSides November 12th, 2019
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In a dramatic Sunday in Bolivia, President Evo Morales first offered to call new elections, and then chose to resign after the military called for him to step down. The events marked an escalation after weeks of violent protests that had mounted over his contested re-election last month.

Morales, 60, had led Bolivia since 2006, making him the longest-serving current head of state in Latin America. The country’s first indigenous leader, he oversaw an economic boom, a massive reduction in poverty and strides in social equality, earning him high approval...

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