Bolivian president Evo Morales resigns after election result dispute squib

President quits after nearly 14 years in power, hours after promising fresh elections

Bolivia’s president, Evo Morales, is to resign after the military called for him to step down and allies fell away following a fierce backlash over his disputed re-election.

Morales, the leader for nearly 14 years, said in televised comments that he would submit his resignation letter to help restore stability, though he aimed barbs at what he called a “civic coup.”

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