Buenos Aires - The Puebla Group requested on Wednesday the resignation of the OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro, considering that the crystal-clear fact that his regional leadership is highly questioned due to what happened in the Bolivian elections in 2019.
In a statement disclosed on the internet, the Puebla Group points out that the overwhelming victory past Sunday of the Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) confirmed in a reliable way what several studies by international research centers highlighted in recent months: there was no fraud in the elections of 2019 and Evo Morales was the winner.
The former president would have been able to assume his post as legitimate president of Bolivia if the OAS (Organization of American States), in its capacity as Observer, had not dismissed the aforementioned elections, the Group notes.
For the alliance, which includes personalities from 15 countries, 'the role that (Almagro) played in the democratic destabilization of Bolivia and the exclusionary relations that he maintains with other countries in the region disable him to continue exercising the role of democratic mediator and facilitator.'
His resignation will aid to restore peace in the region and reactivate the regional integration that has been sorely lacking in these Covid-19 times, remarks the statement, signed by figures such as former presidents Dilma Rousseff (Brazil), Ernesto Samper (Colombia), Rafael Correa (Ecuador), Fernando Lugo (Paraguay), and the former head of the Spanish Government Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero.
On delving into the role of the OAS, the Puebla Group emphasized that its electoral questioning in the elections of October 2019 in Bolivia triggered a situation of political and social violence, which ended in a coup and the subsequent Morales' resignation.
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