Canada welcomes call for new elections in Bolivia

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Canada welcomes call for new elections in Bolivia
Canada welcomes call for new elections in Bolivia

The government of Canada has welcomed the invitation of the Organization of American States (OAS) election observation mission to hold new elections in Bolivia.

“The results of the audit of the OAS mission show serious shortcomings in the conduct of the voting and accountability process on October 20, 2019”, said Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland. “An independent and impartial Bolivian to conduct this operation, to be monitored by a strong international observer mission led by the Organization of American States”.

The minister stressed that it is essential that all political and social actors in Bolivia exercise restraint and avoid violence and confrontation.

Canada praised the work of the OAS audit mission in ensuring a fair and transparent process, and Bolivian President Evo Morales announced on Sunday his resignation following his demand from the military to leave his post to maintain the country’s stability.

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