MADRID, Nov. 9 (EUROPE PRESS) –
The president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, has called on Saturday the four parties with parliamentary representation to participate in a dialogue table with the ultimate goal of “pacifying Bolivia” in the face of protests against the controversial elections of October 20.
“We have already endured with much patience so far. Neither the Police nor the Armed Forces can get stained with the blood of the Bolivian people. To preserve the new Bolivia, life itself, democracy, I call the parties that have obtained assembly in the dialogue to dialogue last national elections. I call with an open agenda to debate to pacify Bolivia. I call a meeting urgently and immediately, “Morales said during an act at the Presidential Hangar of the Bolivian Air Force (FAB) in El Alto, as stated in the Bolivian press
Morales has appeared with the vice president, Álvaro García Linera, and Foreign Affairs Minister Diego Pary, in an intervention in which he did not accept questions.
In it, he has declared his hope that this scenario of dialogue can be formalized tonight with the accompaniment of representatives of the different churches.
The parties that obtained legislative representation in the last elections are the Movement To Socialism (MAS) of Morales, Community Citizen (CC), Christian Democratic Party (PDC) and the Bolivia alliance says No (21F).
Morales has also suggested that the dialogue can be accompanied by representatives of international organizations such as the UN and the Organization of American States (OAS), which will also be able to “follow up, learn about this coup d'etat that is under way.”
As for the mutiny of police in different cities of the country in protest against Morales, the president has urged the Police to fulfill his constitutional mission to guarantee the security of the people and has summoned the departmental commanders and the general commander to assume that commitment with His town.
The appearance of Morales has begun with a new denunciation of the “coup d'etat” for which he has called on the different social sectors of the country to mobilize peacefully to defend democracy and the people's vote.
“I ask that people who historically recovered democracy, miners, factory workers, peasants, bishops, personalities to mobilize to defend democracy, homeland and life, to defend the vote of the Bolivian people with a peaceful mobilization,” he said.
For Morales, mobilizations arise in the heat of hatred, racism and discrimination against the movement of mining workers, factory workers, personalities and patriotic professionals who historically recovered democracy.
The protests in Bolivia broke out the same night of the presidential elections held on October 20 due to the sudden suspension of the transmission of official results just when they forced a second round between Morales and the main opposition leader, Carlos Mesa.
When he resumed, almost 24 hours later, they granted Morales the first round victory, so Mesa has denounced a “gigantic fraud.” Both called for the mobilization of their own, which has resulted in riots. At least two people have died and more than 190 have been arrested in these two weeks.
In this context, Morales has agreed that the OAS, supported by countries such as Spain, Mexico or Peru, conduct a binding electoral audit. Mesa, on the other hand, does not accept it because it says it is the result of a unilateral agreement between the Government and the hemispheric bloc without regard to the opposition.