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Bolivia: Evo Morales committed 'monumental fraud' - interim president

73 12.11.2019 Инфо

W/S Potential interim President of Bolivia Jeanine Anez Chavez holding press conference, La Paz
SOT, Jeanine Anez Chavez, Bolivian interim president (Spanish): "What happened in Bolivia was the proof of a monumental fraud. A coup d'etat is when there are weapons, when the army is in the streets taking power through arms. And here what we have demonstrated to the entire world was that the fraud that was mounted, so that Evo Morales could be president for Bolivians, for a fourth time."
M/S Chavez holding a press conference *CUTAWAY*
SOT, Jeanine Anez Chavez, Bolivian interim president (Spanish): "The political constitution of the state is very clear to the entire world, which was drafted and approved by the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS). They established a constitutional mandate with a re-election of two years, for two terms, but president Morales sought a fourth term. What he always said was it would be illegal from that time third term."
M/S Chavez holding a press conference *CUTAWAY*
SOT, Jeanine Anez Chavez, Bolivian interim president (Spanish): "This public demonstration and this rejection of this fraud was from the civil society, the civic movements, CONADE [National Committee for the Defence of Democracy], people in the street, who were already fighting because their vote should be respected."
W/S Government building in La Paz *CUTAWAY*
SOT, Journalist (Spanish): "What do you think about Evo Morales' asylum to Mexico?"
Jeanine Anez Chavez, Bolivian interim president (Spanish): "Well, let's see. I believe that he has already done a lot of damage during all this time, because he committed a monumental fraud, that has been discovered and wanting to be in power, by whichever means, and that is what we had to confront during all this time. But nobody told him, for example, that he should leave. He has left of his own accord."
M/S Flags *CUTAWAY*
SOT, Jeanine Anez Chavez, potential interim President of Bolivia (Spanish): "I hope that the parliamentarians today will let us be in session. I hope that the assembly in the afternoon will also take place. That's what we want; we are facing that challenge with the backing of the whole country."
W/S Government building, La Paz *CUTAWAY*
SOT, Jeanine Anez Chavez, potential interim President of Bolivia (Spanish): "We do not send people to kill others, but yes, it is our police, and when the police feel overrun, the army is there. They have the obligation to carry out its functions. That is because that produces calm amongst the people, calm for Bolivians who were terrorised."
M/S Chavez leaving
W/S Security forces walking
W/S Protesters' barricade
W/S Protesters' barricade
SCRIPT
Bolivia's interim president Jeanine Anez Chavez said her predecessor Evo Morales was forced to resign after committing "monumental fraud" rather than being the victim of a coup d'etat, as he claims. She made the comments at the National Assembly in La Paz on Tuesday.
"What happened in Bolivia was the proof of a monumental fraud. A coup d'etat is when there are weapons," argued Chavez.
She accused Morales of breaking the constitution drafted by his own Movement towards Socialism (MAS) party, breaking a self-imposed two-term limit.
Morales was granted asylum by Mexico on Monday night. His successor said, "he has left of his own accord."
Bolivia has been in the grip of protests since a disputed presidential election, which Morales won outright by a narrow margin. The Organisation for American States (OAS) called for the result to be annulled on Sunday, prompting Morales' resignation.