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Opposition leader Carlos Mesa asks Morales to resign “if he has one piece of patriotism left”

It requires an immediate national agreement to agree on new electoral authorities and block a new candidacy of Morales

The opposition leader Carlos Mesa has asked the president of the country, Evo Morales, this Sunday to resign “if he has an iota of patriotism” and has demanded, without delay, a national agreement to agree on new electoral authorities to supervise the elections called this Sunday by the president, and impose the condition that Morales can not appear to them.

“Citizen Community,” Mesa said in reference to the coalition he leads, “demands to call a national agreement tomorrow, with the participation of politicians and citizens. In the next electoral process (the president) Evo Morales and (the vice president) Álvaro García Linera cannot be candidates. ”

Opposition leader Carlos Mesa asks Morales to resign “if he has one piece of patriotism left”
Opposition leader Carlos Mesa asks Morales to resign “if he has one piece of patriotism left”

Mesa has insisted that Morales must resign his position after knowing the results of the report made by auditors of the Organization of American States (OAS), which strongly criticizes the development of the elections.

“The report of the Organization of American States is much more comprehensive and forceful than we knew,” said the opposition leader, who saw how his virtual tie with Morales after the elections of October 20 was canceled by a blackout of the electronic system of recount that, in his resumption, granted the direct victory to the president, which triggered the accusation of fraud by the opposition.

So Mesa has asked Morales to resign. “The decision (to resign) must be taken by Evo Morales. If he has an iota of patriotism he should step aside,” he added in statements collected by the newspaper 'El Debe'.

Also, Mesa asks that the mobilizations continue “as long as the new conditions are not accepted: new elections without Evo Morales and Álvaro García Linera”.

The opposition leader continues in this way to remove Morales from the national political scene, as he had advanced this past Friday, where he rejected any attempt to negotiate with the Bolivian government. “I have nothing to negotiate because the president intends to endorse a part of society, the political parties, a responsibility that is exclusively his. It is up to Mr. Evo Morales to make a decision, he has to choose Government,” he said.

For Mesa, Morales has lost the link with reality by calling on his supporters to defend democracy, when in reality, those who fight for democracy are on the other side. He also called Morales' version of a coup d'etat a “gigantic lie.”

MORALES RATIFIES IN THE POSITION

Morales, previously, has insisted that he will not resign from his position at the head of the country, although he has not specified whether he will appear again as a candidate. “The candidacies are secondary at this time, the country must first be pacified,” said the president this Sunday against the voices that demand his resignation.

Morales has also insisted on the coup character he has conferred for weeks to part of the protests unleashed in the country after the elections.

“Those who insinuate my resignation are with the coup d'etat,” said the president after recalling that he is playing a “constitutional role” that “ends on January 22” in 2020.

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