Bolivia's President Evo Morales has announced the decision to hold new presidential elections in the country against the backdrop of the protests, and after the publication of the OAS 'initial report on the counting of votes.

"I made the decision, first, to fully modernize the formation of the Supreme Electoral Tribunal and, secondly, to hold new general elections, in which people could elect new politicians democratically," Morales told a news conference. Morales did not say after the new elections.

Bolivia has been rocked by a wave of protests since Morales was elected on October 20 for a fourth term, rejected by the president's opponents, claiming the election was rigged.

After preliminary partial results were announced suggesting that the country was heading for a second round, more than 20 hours later, new results emerged that virtually won Morales, angering the opposition.

Source: RIA Novosti

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