Except Morales had already agreed to new elections. Why overthrow the govt if you already have what you say you want? It doesn't pass the sniff test. It remains to be seen if the new leadership will even hold elections.Read that thread and about a dozen articles on the Bolivian election. I still can't make up my mind if there was electoral fraud there or not. Morales was well ahead in pre-election polling. However, the OAS issued a detailed report saying there was manipulation of computer data and numerous other irregularities. Not sure about OAS - read its history and they seem to be currently non=partisan - but don't know if there is a bias at work there or not. My best guess is that there was some fraud but Morales would have won without it. But even that I'm not entirely certain of.
In case anyone hadn't noticed, whether we call this a "coup" or not is semantics. The critical issue is whether there was electoral fraud because the actions of the military can only be evaluated in light of that.
Shoot. I really hope isn't a coup...another psychopath right wing dictator is all South America needs right?
totally not a coup
Well, yeh, but they need to lock up the opposition before the election, obviously-Unless and until the authorities (military/police/senate) announce new elections, the coup is a coup. I think their Senate leader just declared herself President (according to laws of succession) despite not having the quorum present to approve it. Would probably be in the best interest of the country to announce elections within 90 days.
As indigenous-led protests against the military coup that ousted Evo Morales continued in the streets of Bolivia over the weekend in the face of violent repression by police forces, the government of self-declared Interim President Jeanine Añez on Sunday announced the creation of a "special apparatus" to arrest elected lawmakers from the majority Movement for Socialism party.
The Bolivian newspaper Los Tiempos reported that government minister Arturo Murillo announced plans Sunday to publish a "list" of leftist lawmakers he said are guilty of "subversion." Last week, Murillo vowed to "go hunting" for Morales' former top minister Juan Ramón Quintana, who has been forced into hiding.
It's priceless seeing some posters here navigate the Venezuelan and Bolivian realities while trying to stay consistent. Coup, not a coup. Not a coup, coup. Ha.Military deposed the president and is backing a self appointed minority leader's purge of the majority party. Looks extremely coup-y to me.
I gave Bernie shit earlier in this thread, but I have to admit, he's been much better than expected, and worlds better than any other candidate. Standing up to Jorge Ramos was amazing.
Bernie sees through the shit
Meanwhile the coup supporters are all like
From the article:The Organization of America States lied about supposed irregularities in the Bolivian election. It’s not the first time the OAS has helped overturn a popular...www.marketwatch.com
what? no way!
also saw this recentlyI gave Bernie shit earlier in this thread, but I have to admit, he's been much better than expected, and worlds better than any other candidate. Standing up to Jorge Ramos was amazing.