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Bolivia in Power Void as Morales, Would-be Successors Resign

Bolivia in Power Void as Morales, Would-be Successors Resign

Monday, 11 November 2019 01:38 AM

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivia has entered a sudden era of political uncertainty with the resignation of President Evo Morales after a push by the military and weeks of massive protests.

His foes celebrated in the streets, treating his ouster as a triumph of democracy after he claimed victory in a widely questioned October election.

But the resignation of every constitutionally designated successor left unclear who would take his place and how.

His vice president also resigned, as did the Senate president, who was next in line. The head of the lower house did so earlier.

Morales was the first member of Bolivia's indigenous population to become president and he brought stability and economic progress over nearly 14 years in office. But even many backers eventually grew wary of his reluctance to leave power.

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