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Cuba joins Morales’s “coup d’etat” complaint in Bolivia

November 10, 2019
El presidente de Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel.

The president of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel. – REUTERS / POOL NEW – Archive

MADRID, Nov. 10 (EUROPE PRESS) –

The Government of Cuba has joined on Saturday the complaint of “coup d'etat” that the president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, has made in the framework of the protests that occur in the country for his re-election.

“A coup d'etat is underway against the legitimate president of Bolivia, Evo Morales,” said the president of Cuba, Miguel Díaz-Canel, in a message on Twitter.

“The opposition right refuses to recognize their defeat at the polls and goes to violence and force against the constitutional order,” he added. “We strongly denounce the treacherous coup,” said the president.

In parallel, the Cuban Foreign Minister, Bruno Rodríguez, has manifested in the same line as the president. “We strongly denounce the ongoing coup d'etat against the legitimate president of Bolivia, Evo Morales,” he also said on Twitter. “We call to stop this dangerous maneuver,” Rodriguez has claimed.

The protests in Bolivia broke out the same night of the presidential elections held on October 20 due to the sudden suspension of the transmission of official results just when they forced a second round between Morales and the main opposition leader, Carlos Mesa.

When he resumed, almost 24 hours later, they granted Morales the first round victory, so Mesa has denounced a “gigantic fraud.” Both called for the mobilization of their own, which has resulted in riots. At least two people have died and more than 190 have been arrested in these two weeks.

Morales has called on Saturday the four parties with parliamentary representation to participate in a dialogue table with the ultimate goal of “pacifying Bolivia.”