Bolivia’s military urged President Evo Morales to resign amid protests, stating that it would help to preserve “peace” in the country. The call comes after Morales agreed to hold new elections.

“After analyzing the internal conflict situation, we ask the President of the State to renounce his presidential mandate, allowing for peace to be restored and the maintenance of stability for the good of Bolivia,” the commander of Bolivia’s armed forces, Williams Kaliman, said.

Shortly before Kaliman’s statement, Bolivia’s military said it had ordered air and land operations to “neutralize” unspecified armed groups that act outside the laws of the country. It remains unclear what groups exactly the military plans to target.

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