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Mexico: Government says Bolivia experienced a 'coup'02:37

Mexico: Government says Bolivia experienced a 'coup'

Mexico, Mexico City
November 11, 2019 at 16:48 GMT -00:00 · Published

The Mexican government view the resignation of now former Bolivian president Evo Morales as a "coup" under military pressure. Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard made the pronouncement at a press conference in Mexico City on Monday.

Ebrard also said that they are going to request "an urgent meeting of the Organisation of American States" because "despite the seriousness of the events that happened yesterday, with the military taking part and with police operations, the only answer was silence."

Mexico has offered Morales political asylum if he requested it.

Bolivia is currently going through a political crisis following disputed presidential election results which narrowly gave Morales enough votes to avoid a run-off.

The Organisation of American States (OAS) called for the result to be annulled, prompting Morales to call new elections, a proposal rejected by opposition candidate Carlos Mesa.

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The Mexican government view the resignation of now former Bolivian president Evo Morales as a "coup" under military pressure. Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard made the pronouncement at a press conference in Mexico City on Monday.

Ebrard also said that they are going to request "an urgent meeting of the Organisation of American States" because "despite the seriousness of the events that happened yesterday, with the military taking part and with police operations, the only answer was silence."

Mexico has offered Morales political asylum if he requested it.

Bolivia is currently going through a political crisis following disputed presidential election results which narrowly gave Morales enough votes to avoid a run-off.

The Organisation of American States (OAS) called for the result to be annulled, prompting Morales to call new elections, a proposal rejected by opposition candidate Carlos Mesa.

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