“On the patterns of coup”: how is the situation in Bolivia on the background of the resignation of President Morales

«По лекалам госпереворота»: как развивается ситуация в Боливии на фоне отставки президента Моралеса

Bolivian President Evo Morales and a number of other representatives of the country’s leadership resigned amid ongoing protests in the country. The acting head of the state intends to become the second Deputy speaker of the Senate Jeannine Agnes, representing the opposition. It plans to announce the holding of new elections. Meanwhile, several Latin American countries called developing in Bolivia, the situation of a coup d’etat. The UN chief urged to prevent violence, while in the United States expressed determination to work for the preservation of democracy and order in the Republic. The Russian foreign Ministry said that to finish the presidential mandate Morales has prevented the opposition triggered a wave of violence.

Moscow expressed its deep concern that the willingness of the authorities to find constructive solutions “were swept away by developments on the patterns-orchestrated coup.” Russian diplomats stressed that to complete the presidential term, Evo Morales was prevented by a wave of violence, which raised the opposition.”We call on all political forces of Bolivia to sanity and responsibility, finding a constitutional way out of the situation in the interests of peace, tranquility, restoration of manageability of the state institutions, the rights of all citizens and socio-economic development of the country with which we have relations of friendship, constructive interaction and mutually beneficial cooperation”, — stated in the message of Department of information and press of MFA of Russia.The foreign Ministry expect the same responsible approach by all members of the world community, neighbors of Bolivia in the Latin American region, an influential extra-regional countries and international organizations.Earlier it became known that the national police of Bolivia does not have a warrant for the arrest of the former President of the country Evo Morales and members of his government and Ministers. This was announced by the head of Department Yuri Calderon in an interview on Unitel. According to him, appeared in the media and social networks information about the order to arrest former President — “an absolute lie”.”There is no warrant for the detention of Evo Morales and the Ministers in his Cabinet” — quoted by Calderon RIA Novosti.Meanwhile, 60-year-old politician in the Twitter reported about a COP who has been assigned to arrest him. He also called the events a “coup, undermining the rule of law.” Originally on the warrant for the arrest of Morales said one of the leaders of the Bolivian opposition Luis Fernando Camacho. According to him, the search for ex-head of state in the province of Chapare do police and military.However, the commander of Nicoletia Bolivia announced the arrest of alleged perpetrators and accomplices of the violations of the electoral legislation, in particular the Chairman and the Vice-President of the Supreme electoral Tribunal.Such decision was accepted the country’s interior Ministry on the basis of the report of mission of observers from the Organization of American States about violations in the last 20 of the October presidential and parliamentary elections, the results of which Evo Morales was re-elected for a fourth term, gaining of 47.07% of the votes, while his main rival Carlos Mesa has received the support of 36.51% of the voters.The President of Bolivia Evo Morales has decided to retire. According to him, this step is necessary to calm the situation in the country. He…Bolivian opposition has expressed disagreement with the election results, after which the country began protests that soon escalated into clashes with security forces. Against this background, Morales introduced the state of emergency and accused political opponents in an attempt to carry out a coup.On the eve of the 60-year-old politician announced his resignation to resolve the situation. Morales also stressed that he would not “flee the country”, and expressed hope for ending the riots. While shortly before this statement he announced the holding of new elections.Together with the President of Bolivia’s resignation from office has announced other high-ranking officials, Vice-President, speakers of both houses of Parliament, and a number of Ministers.”I think he is guided by the interests of the country, knowing that insistence on the fact that he’s an elected President could lead to great political and social upheaval. Morales is not like some countries with well-known names. Therefore I do not exclude that the situation can translate into power mode when Morales will appear instead of the classic stooge of the West,” said RT member of the Federation Council Committee on international Affairs Oleg Morozov.Despite this, according to local media, the riots on the streets of Bolivian cities has not subsided. On the night of November 11 in La Paz were burned dozens of vehicles and attacked houses of government officials and government agencies.At the same time a member of the opposition party “Democratic unity” Jeanine Agnes, who served as the second Deputy Senate speaker of the Bolivian Parliament declared readiness to become acting head of state.”I’ll be on Monday in La Paz, officially to take responsibility according to the procedure of transfer of power to convene a new election.”The authorities of Cuba, Venezuela, Argentina and Mexico described the evolving situation as a coup and a military operation. In the foreign Ministry of Brazil, such an interpretation of events not supported, whereas in Peru, Canada and Chile called for a peaceful settlement and the holding of new elections.UN Secretary-General antónio Guterres called on the parties vnutribolnichnogo to the conflict to refrain from violence and exercise maximum restraint. A similar statement was made in Washington.”We encourage everyone to refrain from violence in this tense period, and we will continue to work with our international partners to ensure that democracy and constitutional order in Bolivia remained”, — TASS quoted the official representative of the division for Western hemisphere Affairs U.S. Department of state.

“A typical color revolution”

According to the Deputy Director of the National Institute of modern ideology development Igor Shatrov, Evo Morales decision to resign took the calm to Bolivia out of the situation.”Seeing the internal confrontation, which was provoked by his victory, he decided to avoid bloodshed and went to the steps that you must remove the passions,” — said the expert.The USA and several Latin American countries said that the government of Bolivia should “restore confidence” to the electoral process. According to them…According to him, the situation may improve in the near future.”Bolivia is still trying to formulate its foreign policy independently, so along with Venezuela is under pressure. This is actually one of the last independent from the United States Islands on the continent. In General, the policy of Latin American States resembles a pendulum: it swings from side to side from anti-Americanism to Pro-Americanism. Now the elite countries on the continent look in the mouth to Washington and are in line with American foreign policy. And such are the Islands, as Venezuela and Bolivia, of course, are in a difficult position, as they have no allies on the continent”, — concluded the Tents in an interview with RT.The expert of Association of military political scientists, head of the Department of political science and sociology REU named after G. V. Plekhanov Andrey Koshkin said the development of events in Bolivia is a typical “color revolution”.”We can predict that soon the army will take charge of the situation and come to power a new group of people. Because Morales has resigned, along with all his assistants. In my opinion, the US is cleaning your backyard in accordance with the Monroe doctrine of 1823, when all this territory was declared a patrimony of States. They were able to pump in opposition to appropriate funds and to “blow up” everything inside at a key moment,” he explained RT.On the resignation of the top political leadership of the South American Republic also responded to the chief editor of RT Margarita Simonyan, who invited Evo Morales to follow in the footsteps of the former President of Ecuador Rafael Correa.”Offer Morales a fascinating work of presenter on the Spanish RT. Correa is the second year leads us the show and in a whisker does not blow. And there’s still you see, as fate pulled out,” wrote Simonyan in his Telegram channel.

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