11 Nov 2019

Bolivia’s Morales resigns as president after election rigging claims

Foreign Affairs Correspondent

He says he was ousted in a “civic coup” – but his opponents have been celebrating a triumph for democracy – as Bolivia’s former president Evo Morales resigned after almost 14 years in power.

The country’s political crisis began amid widespread claims that his re-election last month was rigged – prompting weeks of protests on the streets.