11 November 2019 20:38
Evo Morales resigned as President of Bolivia yesterday following weeks of unrest and protests in the South American country. The President stated in a television address he was stepping down for the "good of the country" after police withdrew support from the government. Mr Morales has faced widespread criticism as Bolivian residents have disputed the results of elections held last month. Why did Evo Morales step down? Evo Morales' decision to step down from his position came after weeks of escalating protests over disputed election results earlier this year.
In October, Bolivian residents flocked to the polls to decide on who would lead the country. However, preliminary counting following the vote was abruptly ceased, as the President seemed to be struggling to avoid a runoff.