Calling it a "coup," President Evo Morales has resigned after the country's military chief appeared on national television asking him to step down. Since his claimed Oct. 20 reelection, Morales has faced weeks of sometimes deadly protests. This weekend international election monitors found a "heap of observed irregularities" and "clear manipulation" of results. Morales, the country's first indigenous leader, was also the Americas' longest-serving, after changing the Constitution's term limits.
What's been the response? In the capital, La Paz, people waved flags, honked car horns and set off fireworks. Referring to other troubled socialist governments, crowds chanted, "This is not Cuba, nor Venezuela."
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