Former Chief Election Commissioner Tirunellai Narayana Seshan, who had become an icon of Indian bureaucracy for ushering in tectonic reforms in the country's electoral process during his tenure passed away in Chennai.
A retired 1955 batch Indian Administrative Service officer of the Tamil Nadu cadre, TN Seshan had led the Election Commission from 1990 to 1996.
He had received the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award for his initiatives in making the electoral process more transparent.
Bolivian President Evo Morales has said that he would resign after the military called on him to step down.
Mr. Morales, the country's leader for nearly 14 years, said that he would submit his resignation letter to help restore stability.
Mr. Morales had agreed to hold new elections after a report from the Organization of American States (OAS), which conducted an audit of the October 20 vote, revealed serious irregularities in the election.