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Bolivia’s National Palace Stormed Amid Coup Allegations


Thu 27 Jun 2024 | 02:39 AM
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On Wednesday, armored vehicles and soldiers, led by Bolivia’s army commander Juan José Zúñiga, stormed the National Palace amid allegations of a military coup to overthrow President Luis Arce.

Army Commander Juan José Zúñiga announced the imminent formation of a new government while asserting that the military still recognizes President Arce as the supreme commander of the armed forces for the time being.

President Luis Arce condemned the "irregular mobilization" of certain army units in a post on X (formerly Twitter) on Wednesday, accusing a prominent general and former national leader of orchestrating a military coup.

Bolivia has experienced significant political instability in recent years, particularly since the resignation of former President Evo Morales in 2019. Morales' departure followed allegations of election fraud and widespread protests, leading to a controversial interim government.