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In Bolivia, new leaders emerge in camp of ousted Morales

Several figures in the political party of former Bolivian President Evo Morales are gaining prominence as the country struggles to stabilize after a month of deadly violence.

The emergence of new indigenous leaders in the Movement Toward Socialism party raises questions about the role of Morales, who resigned Nov. 10 after a disputed election in October and sought asylum in Mexico.

There appear to be divisions in the party, with some members saying Morales should let others lead. However, one party lawmaker has suggested Morales is entitled to be a candidate in any new elections.

Mourners and anti-government demonstrators carry a coffin that contain the remains of a person killed in clashes between supporters of former President Evo Morales and security forces, in a funeral procession into La Paz, Bolivia, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. In an attempt to curb the social upheaval in Bolivia, interim President Jeanine Anez sent a bill to Congress to call for new elections amid an escalation of violence that has left 30 people dead. (AP PhotoNatacha Pisarenko)

Bolivia’s interim president, Jeanine Áñez, has sent a bill on holding new elections to congress, which is dominated by the Movement Toward Socialism.

Morales claimed victory in last month’s vote, but the opposition alleged fraud.

A woman crosses a street with a child crying aloud during clashes between supporters of former President Evo Morales and security forces, in La Paz, Bolivia, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. In an attempt to curb the social upheaval in Bolivia, interim President Jeanine Anez sent a bill to Congress to call for new elections amid an escalation of violence that has left 30 people dead. (AP PhotoNatacha Pisarenko)

Soldiers guarding a military base watch a funeral procession for people killed in clashes between security forces and supporters of former President Evo Morales, in El Alto, on the outskirts of La Paz, Bolivia, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. At least eight people were killed Tuesday when security forces cleared a blockade of a fuel plant by Morales's backers in the city of El Alto. (AP PhotoNatacha Pisarenko)

Anti-government demonstrators drag a dummy representing Bolivia's interim President Jeanine Anez in La Paz, Bolivia, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. Anez sent a bill on holding new elections to congress Wednesday amid escalating violence that has claimed at least 30 lives since a disputed Oct. 20 vote and the subsequent resignation and exile of former President Evo Morales. (AP PhotoNatacha Pisarenko)

A man sits on top of a van carrying a coffin that contain the remains of a person killed in clashes between supporters of former President Evo Morales and security forces, in a funeral procession into La Paz, Bolivia, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. Mourners and anti-government demonstrators marched to La Paz with the coffins of some of the at least eight people killed Tuesday when security forces cleared a blockade of a fuel plant by Morales' backers in the city of El Alto. (AP PhotoNatacha Pisarenko)

Anti-government demonstrators stand atop a military vehicle during a funeral procession for people killed in clashes between supporters of former President Evo Morales and security forces, in La Paz, Bolivia, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. At least eight people were killed Tuesday when security forces cleared a blockade of a fuel plant by Morales' backers in the city of El Alto. (AP PhotoNatacha Pisarenko)

Men carry the coffin that contain the remains of a person killed in clashes between supporters of former President Evo Morales and security forces, in La Paz, Bolivia, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. Mourners and anti-government demonstrators marched to La Paz with the coffins of some of the at least eight people killed Tuesday when security forces cleared a blockade of a fuel plant by Morales' backers in the city of El Alto. (AP PhotoJuan Karita)

An anti-government demonstrator drags a dummy representing Bolivia's interim President Jeanine Anez in La Paz, Bolivia, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. Anez sent a bill on holding new elections to congress Wednesday amid escalating violence that has claimed at least 30 lives since a disputed Oct. 20 vote and the subsequent resignation and self-imposed exile of former President Evo Morales. (AP PhotoNatacha Pisarenko)

A woman takes part in a funeral procession for people killed in clashes between supporters of former President Evo Morales and security forces, in La Paz, Bolivia, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. At least eight people were killed Tuesday when security forces cleared a blockade of a fuel plant by Morales's backers in the city of El Alto. (AP PhotoNatacha Pisarenko)

Anti-government demonstrators accompany the coffins that contain the remains of people killed in clashes between supporters of former President Evo Morales and security forces, in a funeral procession into La Paz, Bolivia, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. At least eight people were killed Tuesday when security forces cleared a blockade of a fuel plant by supporters of former President Evo Morales at protesters in the city of El Alto. (AP PhotoNatacha Pisarenko)

Anti-government demonstrators chant during a funeral procession for people killed in clashes between supporters of former President Evo Morales and security forces, in La Paz, Bolivia, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. At least eight people were killed Tuesday when security forces cleared a blockade of a fuel plant by Morales's backers in the city of El Alto. (AP PhotoNatacha Pisarenko)

Anti-government demonstrators accompany the remains of people killed in clashes between supporters of former President Evo Morales and security forces, in a funeral procession into La Paz, Bolivia, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. At least eight people were killed Tuesday when security forces cleared a blockade of a fuel plant by supporters of former President Evo Morales at protesters in the city of El Alto. (AP PhotoNatacha Pisarenko)

Anti-government demonstrators accompany a coffin that contains the remains of a person killed in clashes between supporters of former President Evo Morales and security forces, in a funeral procession into La Paz, Bolivia, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. At least eight people were killed Tuesday when security forces cleared a blockade of a fuel plant by supporters of former President Evo Morales at protesters in the city of El Alto. (AP PhotoNatacha Pisarenko)

Anti-government demonstrators accompany the remains of people killed in clashes between supporters of former President Evo Morales and security forces, in a funeral procession into La Paz, Bolivia, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. At least eight people were killed Tuesday when security forces cleared a blockade of a fuel plant by supporters of former President Evo Morales at protesters in the city of El Alto. (AP PhotoNatacha Pisarenko)

A relative reaches into a bag of coca leaves as she sits in the bed of a pickup truck transporting coffins that contain the bodies of two men killed during clashes between security forces and supporters of former President Evo Morales, in El Alto, on the outskirts of La Paz, Bolivia, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. At least eight people were killed Tuesday when police and soldiers cleared a blockade of a fuel plant by Morales' backers in El Alto. (AP PhotoNatacha Pisarenko)