Russian Foreign Ministry comments on the change of power in Bolivia

Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs called on all the political forces of Bolivia to find a legal way out of the crisis after the resignation of President Evo Morales.

“We are worried about the dramatic development of events in Bolivia, where the wave of violence unleashed by the opposition did not allow the completion of the presidential mandate of E. Morales”, – the Foreign Ministry website said.

It is noted that events in the country developed “according to the patterns of a staged coup d’etat”.

The Russian Foreign Ministry called on all the political forces of Bolivia “to sanity and responsibility”, to find a constitutional way out of the situation in the interests of peace, tranquility, restore manageability of state institutions, ensure the rights of all citizens and the socio-economic development of the country.

Earlier, President Evo Morales, Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera, Senate Head Adriana Salvierra, First Deputy Speaker of the Senate, as well as the head of the Chamber of Deputies Viktor Borda resigned.

The second vice-speaker of the Senate of Bolivia, the representative of the opposition, Janine Agnes, said that the presidential powers will be transferred to her after the resignation of the entire country’s top leadership.

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