European Parliament calls for swift elections in Bolivia

BRUSSELS, The European Parliament Thursday called on Bolivia to hold new “free, inclusive and transparent” elections as soon as possible.

In a resolution with 425 votes in favour and 132 against the European Parliament called on interim President Jeanine Anez to quickly call new presidential elections and underlined that this is “the only way out of the current crisis”. They also demand that political retaliation be avoided.

It noted that Evo Morales resigned following suggestions from senior members of the armed forces and stressed that both the armed forces and the police should refrain from influencing political processes and should be subject to civilian control.

Source: Kuwait News Agency