Currently, the line of succession is broken in Bolivia.
Bolivian President Evo Morales resigned Sunday after the senior army and police chiefs called on him to do so following weeks of violence against his Oct. 20 elections victory, in what his government has called a coup by opposition forces in the country.
“I decided to resign from my position so that Carlos Mesa and Luis Camacho stop abusing and harming thousands of brothers … I have the obligation to seek peace and it hurts a lot that we face Bolivians, for this reason, so I will send my letter of resignation to the Plurinational Assembly of Bolivia,” the former president of Bolivia said in a press release.
Since both President and Vice Presiden resigned, the president of the Senate, a position held by Adriana Salvatierra of the MAS party was supposed to assume the post but she later issued her resignation, as well as the president of the Chamber of Deputies.
The resignation comes after Morales proposed a dialogue process with the opposition parties but was rejected and even accepted the Organization of American States’ (OAS) call for new elections.
This article originally appeared on teleSUR English.