Tue. Jan 28th, 2020

The president of the Lula party condemns the "coup" against Evo Morales

Brazilian deputy Gleisi Hoffmann, president of the Workers Party (PT), led by Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, condemned this Sunday the "coup" that, in her opinion, led to the resignation of the Bolivian ruler, Evo Morales.

"The right does not combine with democracy. Another coup in Latin America," Hoffmann wrote on his Twitter account, at a time when Morales was addressing Bolivians to report on his decision to resign from his position since January 2006.

Morales resigned amid violent protests over alleged fraud in the elections of October 20, and hours after having called other elections, as recommended by the Organization of American States (OAS), which said he detected serious irregularities in the calculation of the results.

"Removing Evo from the presidency, ignoring the outcome of the elections and not submitting is typical of the backward and submissive elite of capital," added Hoffmann, who warned that "now they are going to take away the rights" to the Bolivian people.

"We already know that 'script'," said the deputy, in an apparent allusion to the process that, in 2016, led to the dismissal of the then Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff, also from the PT and a kind of political goddaughter of Lula.

The ex-president, historical leader of the PT and who lived in power with Morales, recovered his freedom Friday after spending 580 days in prison, sentenced to eight years for corruption, thanks to an alteration in the jurisprudence decided by the Supreme Court.

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