He communicated it after the Armed Forces and the Police publicly demanded his resignation. Hours earlier, Morales had called for new elections after the OAS audit. After hearing the news, the Government of Mauricio Macri denied having offered political asylum to the now former Bolivian president.
"I resign from my position as president so that (Carlos) Mesa and (Luis Fernando) Camacho do not continue to pursue social leaders, "Morales said on television, referring to the opposition leaders who called for protests against him, unleashed the day after the elections of the 20th of October.
Your vice president, Alvaro Garcia Linera, denounced at his side: "We do not want these violent groups to want to blood the people more. These groups have unknown the constitutional order. He Coup d'etat has been consummated. Dark forces have destroyed democracy. "
Morales, 60 and in power since 2006, had won re-election in the October elections questioned, but the OAS audit mission detected numerous irregularities, in a report released Sunday. In the following hours, Morales lost the support of the Armed Forces and Police, while thousands of people demanded their resignation in the streets.
"I want to tell you, The fight does not end here. The humble, the poor, the social sectors will continue this struggle for equality and peace. Is important to tell the people that it is my obligation as president to seek this pacification"Morales said.
In the same message, he added: "I hope that Mesa and Camacho have understood my message. Do not mistreat sisters and brothers. Do not deceive with lies and use the people," he said.
After Morales' message, he also presented his resignation was the vice president, Alvaro Garcia Linera: "We have made this decision so that they do not mistreat more families, so that they do not bleed our fields and neighborhoods, so that they do not strike our people more."
"Dark forces have destroyed democracy," Morales said, adding that "These anti-democratic forces want to destroy all the achievements of these years."
Earlier, Williams Kaliman, commander-in-chief general, told reporters: "After analyzing the internal conflict situation, we ask the president of the State to resign his presidential term allowing the pacification and maintenance of stability, for the good of our Bolivia. "
Among the first repercussions, Cuba He expressed his "strong condemnation" of the "coup d'etat" in Bolivia on Sunday and sympathized with Evo Morales. "Our solidarity with Brother President Evor, protagonist and symbol of the claim of the original peoples of Our America. We call global mobilization for the life and freedom of Evo, "Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez said on Twitter.
There were also convictions by Nicolas Maduro and Lula Da Silva. The latter, former president of Brazil, said: "I just learned that there was a coup in Bolivia and that fellow Evo was forced to resign. It is unfortunate that Latin America has an economic elite that does not know how to live with democracy and the social inclusion of the poorest. "
"We categorically condemn the consummated coup d'etat against the brother president @evoespueblo. The social and political movements of the world declare ourselves in mobilization to demand the preservation of the life of the Bolivian native peoples victims of racism," he wrote Mature.