“We express support for the President of Bolivia, Evo Morales, who received the majority of votes following the election of the head of state. We are currently witnessing a coup attempt in Bolivia. Behind it are the same forces that sought to make a coup in Venezuela in January of this year, ”TASS quoted Maduro as saying.

Earlier, the current president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, at a press conference announced his victory in the election of the head of state in the first round. At the same time, he called the opposition leader Carlos Mesa “a criminal”.

Earlier, Morales announced the introduction of a state of emergency in the country due to protests around the vote count in the presidential election.