Bolivia, Fed Cup, Berlin Wall… the five essential information of the weekend
In this long weekend extended by Monday November 11, we can only understand that you preferred to take refuge in front of your fireplace rather than frantically consulting LeMonde.fr. No spite, we rewind you these two days of news with the main information to remember.
He will eventually give in. On Sunday November 10, Bolivian President Evo Morales announced his resignation, in the wake of several ministers and deputies, including the Speaker, after three weeks of protests.
Earlier in the day, the 60-year-old indigenous leader, in power since 2006, announced that he would hold a new presidential election - an option he had previously rejected - in order to "pacify Bolivia" ; ". However, this was not enough to restore calm, and clashes between protesters and the police continued.
Cocorico & nbsp ;! After the suspense, Kristina Mladenovic and Caroline Garcia brought the point of victory to France in the final of the Fed Cup against Australia by winning the decisive double against Ashleigh Barty and Samantha Stosur 6-4, 6-3, Sunday in Perth. "& Nbsp; I am the proudest man on the planet & nbsp;", launched the French coach Julien Benneteau, just after the victorious match.
The Spaniards voted on Sunday for the fourth parliamentary term in four years in a climate weighed down by the Catalan crisis and the rise of the far right, a ballot that does not seem able to end political instability.
Initial partial results, based on the tally of 57% of the ballots, put the socialist party of the outgoing head of government Pedro Sanchez in the lead, ahead of the conservatives of the Popular Party (PP) and the far-right party Vox. The PSOE would increase slightly, from 123 to 124 seats, the PP conservatives would go up from 66 to 83 seats, and Vox would go from 24 to 52 seats, ahead of the radical left Podemos, which would drop from 42 to 35 seats.
Thirty years later, the importance of remembrance becomes all the more crucial. German Chancellor Angela Merkel urged Europe on Saturday to defend "more and more" and "more and more contested" democracy. "& Nbsp; The Berlin Wall is history and teaches us that no wall which excludes people and restricts freedom is high or long enough that it cannot be crossed & nbsp;", also stressed the Chancellor, herself originally from the former communist East Germany, the GDR.
"& Nbsp; Islamophobia is not an opinion it is a crime & nbsp;", could be read on one of the head signs. The parade against Islamophobia aimed at denouncing anti-Muslim acts was held on Sunday November 10 in Paris, after having divided the left and aroused strong criticism from the National Rally (RN) all week. "& Nbsp; Living together is urgent & nbsp;" proclaimed the approximately 13 & nbsp; 500 people gathered, according to calculations by the independent research firm Occurrence.
Student precariousness. A young man seriously injured after setting himself on fire in front of the regional center for university and school works (Crous) in Lyon.
One year later. Thousands of Marseillais demonstrated on Saturday in memory of the eight people killed in the collapse of their building on rue d'Aubagne.