The head of the Bolivian Armed Forces suggested on Sunday that President Evo Morales should resign in order to restore security in the country.

Army chief Williams Kaliman’s televised statement came hours after nationalist Morales called for a new election to address allegations of irregularities.

The government has denounced the “attempted coup” to oust Morales after he won the Oct. 20 re-election.

In an interview with the Telesur TV Channel, Morales refused to resign.

He also condemned the opposition party for rejecting “the results obtained in the elections”.

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