Surprise! Castrophiliac Evo Morales gives up claim to Bolivian presidency, resigns from office

From our Bureau of Excellent Surprises

Wow…. As socialists in Chile churn up chaos and Argentina returns to its socialist vomit, Bolivia seems to have succeeded in ridding itself of Evo Morales…. at least for now…

Many Bolivians are celebrating in the streets

Let’s see what happens next.

Expect plenty of howling from the usual suspects…

From the BBC:

Bolivian President Evo Morales has resigned amid turmoil following his disputed re-election last month.

On Sunday, international monitors called for the election result to be annulled, saying they had found “clear manipulations” of the 20 October poll.

Mr Morales agreed with the findings and announced his intention to call fresh elections – after overhauling the country’s election body.

But politicians – and the army and police chiefs – had urged him to quit.
In a televised address, Mr Morales said: “I resign my post as president.”
His Vice-President, Alvaro Garcia Linera, also resigned.

Protesters took to the streets to celebrate, chanting “yes we could” and setting off fire crackers.

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Other news outlets report that pressure from the Army was the immediate cause of this stunning turn of events:

From Bloomberg:

The nation’s top soldier General Williams Kaliman Romero earlier said Morales should step down to restore peace to the country, which has been wracked by chaos since a disputed election last month.

Morales resigned just hours after ceding to pressure to hold new elections. The embattled leader had agreed to the new vote after the Organization of American States published a report saying the Oct. 20 presidential election had been marred by serious irregularities.

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General Williams Kaliman Romero