UN chief voices concerns over events in Bolivia

UN chief voices concerns over events in Bolivia
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  • calendar-gray 11 November 2019

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has expressed concerns over the events in Bolivia after President Evo Morales announced his resignation, APA reports citing TASS.

"The Secretary-General urges all concerned to refrain from violence, reduce tension and exercise maximum restraint. He calls on all actors to abide by international law, notably fundamental human rights principles," his spokesman Stephane Dujarric said in a statement, published on the UN website.

Guterres highlighted the importance of settling the crisis peacefully and holding a new fair election.

Note that on Sunday, Morales announced his resignation, describing recent developments as a coup d’etat. He stepped down following the demands of the country’s armed forces, the opposition and trade unions.

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