This site uses cookies. By accepting cookies you can optimise your browsing experience. Read more.
00:40

Russia: Kremlin hopes Bolivians will 'decide their own fate' following resignation of Morales

Russian Federation, Moscow
November 11, 2019 at 17:02 GMT +00:00 · Published

Russian authorities hope that the Bolivian people will “decide their own fate without the intervention of any third countries” in light of President Evo Morales' resignation, Kremlin Spokesperson Dmitri Peskov said while speaking with journalists during a conference call in Moscow on Monday.

Peskov urged the people to remain calm and hoped that the current tense and uncertain state of affairs in the country will develop without any misconduct and violations of the law.

Bolivian President Morales resigned on Sunday following weeks on unrest in the Latin American country in the wake of the disputed October 20 presidential election. The president said he had received threats from opposition leaders and was eventually forced by the country’s military to step down.

The Organisation of American States (OAS) said it had found “clear manipulations” in the October 20 vote.

Morales had earlier said he would obey the OAS’ findings. He has been in charge of the country for almost 14 years.

00:40
Pool for subscribers only
No Account? Sign up!
Description

Russian authorities hope that the Bolivian people will “decide their own fate without the intervention of any third countries” in light of President Evo Morales' resignation, Kremlin Spokesperson Dmitri Peskov said while speaking with journalists during a conference call in Moscow on Monday.

Peskov urged the people to remain calm and hoped that the current tense and uncertain state of affairs in the country will develop without any misconduct and violations of the law.

Bolivian President Morales resigned on Sunday following weeks on unrest in the Latin American country in the wake of the disputed October 20 presidential election. The president said he had received threats from opposition leaders and was eventually forced by the country’s military to step down.

The Organisation of American States (OAS) said it had found “clear manipulations” in the October 20 vote.

Morales had earlier said he would obey the OAS’ findings. He has been in charge of the country for almost 14 years.

Video Feed
Providing you with the best in breaking news, politics, science, sports, tech, viral and entertainment content
All latest videos
02:40
Germany: Thousands evacuated as WWII bomb found in Berlin's Alexanderplatz
January 21 at 21:06 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
01:51
Switzerland: Trump holds talks with 'tough negotiator' von der Leyen at Davos
January 21 at 20:19 GMT +00:00
Free for registered users
02:39
France: Medical staff protest in front of health ministry in Paris
January 21 at 20:14 GMT +00:00
03:42
Germany: Anti-Semitic church sculpture in centre of court dispute
January 21 at 20:11 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
03:19
Belgium: NATO should scale up military training in Iraq - Stoltenberg
January 21 at 19:38 GMT +00:00
02:02
Queen Victoria's BIG bloomers go under hammer in Derbyshire
January 21 at 19:35 GMT +00:00
03:33
Germany: Merkel opens Holocaust 'Survivors' exhibition on 75th anniversary of Auschwitz liberation
January 21 at 18:57 GMT +00:00
03:47
Switzerland: Davos hit by protests as WEF kicks off
January 21 at 18:07 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
03:33
Switzerland: Chinese VP defends 'globalisation' against 'protectionism and unilateralism'
January 21 at 17:44 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
01:47
Russia: PM Mishustin holds first cabinet meeting
January 21 at 17:42 GMT +00:00
Pool for subscribers only
03:10
Russia: Putin holds first meeting with Mishustin’s government
January 21 at 17:33 GMT +00:00
01:44
Spain: Sea foam floods streets of Tossa de Mar during storm
January 21 at 17:29 GMT +00:00
All latest videos