Bolivia protests over government which came to power through a 'military coup'

Violent protests across Bolivia have heightened this week between security forces and supporters of former President , according to Sky News host Brent O’Halloran. A right-wing opposition party used the military to force President Morales from office shortly after the election in November last year claiming he tried to rig it; multiple independent studies have found the accusations were false. It has been nine months since former president Morales was removed, interim President has postponed new elections claiming it is due the coronavirus pandemic. Mr O’Halloran spoke with the Centre for Economic and Policy Research’s Mark Weisbrot about the issue. “The delays I think are being used by the government stay in power,” Mr Weisbrot said. “This is an illegitimate government to begin with, it came to power from a military coup … that’s why you see people in the streets now.”

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