Bolivian ‘coup’ risks democracy – Evo Morales

BY WWW.GHANAWEB.COM - Nov 10, 2019 at 4:35am 100

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Bolivian President, Evo Morales Ayma has condemned the coup d’etat in his country.

There was a misunderstanding by the right-wing opposition which did not recognise the election results.

Evo Morales in a tweet, said that the coup undermines the constitutional order.

“Bolivia's democracy is at risk due to the coup d'etat that violent groups have waged which undermines the constitutional order,” his tweet read.

“Before the international community, we denounce this attempt against the rule of law,” President Morales added.

The Latin American leader on October 20, 2019, secured his fourth term victory as the country’s elected leader through an election.

But Mr Morales was accused by his opponents of rigging the elections.

The Bolivian police earlier today joined the protest in several cities of the country over the disputed elections.

In a BBC reportage, President Morales accused his opponents of trying to depose him but the country’s defence minister indicated that no military personnel would be sent to suppress the police “mutiny”.

Meanwhile the Cuban President, Miguel Díaz-Canel has denounced the coup.

“We strongly denounce the traitorous coup," he tweet said.

The Cuban president indicated that the Mr Morales was the legitimate President.

He said: "A coup is underway against the legitimate President of Bolivia. The right-wing opposition refuses to recognize their defeat at the polls and turns to violence and force against the constitutional order.”

President Evo Morales 1pm conference:- summons 4 parties to meet to preserve life & democracy - dialogue table is being established in search of peace- President invites intl orgs, churches, Pope Francis, UN, OAS & others to mediate & consolidate peace in Bolivia pic.twitter.com/UKWZh68v36— Camila (@camilateleSUR) November 9, 2019


Cuban President: "A coup is underway against the legitimate President of Bolivia, @evoespueblo. The right-wing opposition refuses to recognize their defeat at the polls and turns to violence and force against the constitutional order. We strongly denounce the traitorous coup." https://t.co/BA2hwKnOVk— Camila (@camilateleSUR) November 9, 2019


President Evo Morales:[Bolivia's] democracy is at risk due to the coup d'etat that violent groups have waged which undermines the constitutional order. Before the international community, we denounce this attempt against the rule of law. https://t.co/CncMf7LLsj— Camila (@camilateleSUR) November 9, 2019

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