November 11, 2019
The Polit Bureau of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has issued the following statement:
The ouster of Evo Morales from the presidentship of Bolivia is actually a coup against the lawfully elected president.
The rightwing forces backed by the United States refused to accept the result of the election held on October 20 and unleashed largescale violence. Sections of the armed police sided with the protesters and finally the army forced him to step down.
This rightwing coup in Bolivia comes in the wake of similar efforts which led to progressive regimes being targeted earlier in Brazil, followed by Ecuador and Venezuela.
Under the leadership of the first indigenous president, Evo Morales, Bolivia had made big strides towards eliminating poverty and ensuring national sovereignty over the natural resources of the country.
The Polit Bureau of the CPI(M) condemns the coup attempt in Bolivia and expresses its solidarity with Evo Morales and the Movement for Socialism (MAS).