After the protests of Bolivian citizens intensified following the controversial electoral elections of Oct. 20, which led President Evo Morales to resign as head of state, various senators of the Democratic wing such as Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), have described the democratic resolution as a “coup.”

After the elections in Bolivia, the opposition forces, along with different sectors of the population, alleged that the electoral process was not very transparent, pointing out that the Morales government committed fraud in order to achieve his re-election.

This fact was ratified by the Organization of American States (OAS), which denounced significant irregularities in the elections.

Although Evo Morales disqualified such accusations and declared himself the winner, shortly thereafter the demonstrating groups intensified their demands, which were joined by the voices of the military, who together suggested the immediate resignation of Morales in favor of the country’s stability.

President Donald Trump spoke about the events that occurred last Sunday, stressing that the fall of the Bolivian president, who had been in power for almost 14 years, represents “a significant moment for democracy in the Western Hemisphere.”

For their part, the aforementioned leftist Democratic leaders assured that the denunciations of Bolivian citizens regarding fraudulent electoral processes is nothing more than a “coup.”

From his Twitter account, Sanders said: “I am very concerned about what appears to be a coup in Bolivia, where the military, after weeks of political unrest, intervened to remove President Evo Morales. The U.S.  must call for an end to violence and support Bolivia’s democratic institutions.”

Rep. Ocasio-Cortez agreed pointing out on Twitter: “What is happening right now in Bolivia isn’t democracy, it’s a coup. The people of Bolivia deserve free, fair, and peaceful elections, nonviolent seizures of power.”

Omar, made similar comments with those of the leaders of the Venezuelan and Cuban socialist regimes, alluding to the fact that what happened in Bolivia was a coup.

“There’s a word for the president of a country being pushed out by the military. It’s called a coup. We must unequivocally oppose political violence in Bolivia. Bolivians deserve free and fair elections,” Omar wrote on Twitter.

Meanwhile, the U.S. State Department confirmed that what happened in the South American country was not a coup, assuring that the constitutional order will not be broken after the interim president calls elections in the next 90 days, according to AP.

As The Associated Press indicated, the Bolivian army simply pointed to the fact that public safety had deteriorated once the people demanded Morales’s resignation, some U.S. officials declared under anonymity.

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