Cuba Denounces Coup Attempts Against Evo Morales in Bolivia

The Bolivian president said that the allegations of electoral fraud made by the opposition are a pretext to incite a coup d’etat.

The president of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel denounced this Saturday the coup d’etat underway against the legitimate president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, through his Twitter account.

“The opposition right refuses to recognize their defeat at the polls and uses violence and force against the constitutional order. We strongly denounce the treacherous coup,” said the head of state.

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For his part, the island’s Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodríguez, urged the community to pacification and respect of the plurinational state’s constitutional order, “this dangerous maneuver that seeks to get Morales out of power must be stopped, this ignoring of his electoral victory” he added.

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Last Saturday, President Morales alerted on a possible coup against his democratically re-elected government on October 20.

Although the opponents reject the result of the elections and allege that there was fraud, they refuse to participate in the audit carried out by the Organization of American States (OAS) together with experts from Mexico, Paraguay and Spain.

In turn, the Bolivian executive said that the result of the audit will be binding and that he would be willing to call for a second round, should that arise as a result.

Featured image: The head of state denounced that the right wants to urge violence before his electoral defeat. | Photo: Reuters

Source URL: Telesur

Translated by JRE/EF

Cuba Denounces Coup Attempts Against Evo Morales in Bolivia