The president of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Nicolás Maduro Moros, spoke on Monday in reference to the events that occur in Bolivia, after the coup d’etat against the reelected indigenous leader Evo Morales was consummated.

Maduro recalled that the Bolivian president ruled a country with the support of more than 60% of the votes of the people, a presidential period that culminated in the month of January, when he had to swear as head of state again because he won the victory last 20 October.

The Venezuelan President stressed that Evo Morales presented an unconstitutionally forced resignation letter and that he has plunged Bolivia into a power vacuum, as a result of an imperial plan executed in complicity with the fascist right.

He rejected the appointment of Senator Jeanine Añez, who reported that after the resignation of the president of the Senate and the first Vice-president, she would assume the position of president of Bolivia. “Who named you? How many votes do you have to be president?” He said.

Faced with this scenario, the Venezuelan head of state affirmed that “Bolivia is the favorite daughter of the Liberator, she is our sister, we love Bolivia and we are willing to do everything that has to be done for Bolivia, even to give our life, as a people, for Bolivia”.

The president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, announced his resignation on Sunday after the wave of violence carried out by opposition groups who are unaware of the electoral results of last October 20.

“I have the obligation to seek peace and it hurts a lot that we Bolivians are fighting each other, for this reason I send my letter of resignation to the Plurinational Assembly of Bolivia (…) It is no betrayal of social movements, the struggle continues, we are people. We have liberated Bolivia, we are leaving a liberated, developing country, with generations that have a large future”, Morales said at the time of resignation.

Morales’s decision is made known after strong violent acts against militants and leaders of the Socialism Movement (MAS), intimidation of journalists, burning of residences and betrayal of political allies and members of the National Police, who have plunged the country into a political crisis.


People’s Power Ministry for Foreign Relations of Venezuela