Bolivia’s president resigns amid election-fraud allegations

PAOLA FLORES and CARLOS VALDEZ Associated Press LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivian President Evo Morales resigned Sunday under mounting pressure from the military and the public after his re-election victory triggered weeks of fraud allegations and deadly protests. The decision came after a day of fast-moving developments, including an offer from Morales to hold a new election. But the crisis deepened dramatically when the country's military chief went on national television to call on him to step down. "I am sending my resignation letter to the Legislative Assembly of Bolivia," the 60-year-old socialist leader said. He added: "I ask you to stop attacking the brothers and sisters, stop burning and attacking." Before Morales had even finished his statement, car horns began sounding in
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