RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov. 12 (Xinhua) -- The Brazilian government on Tuesday issued a statement rejecting the claim of a political coup in Bolivia.
Evo Morales, who announced his resignation as Bolivian president earlier and accepted the political asylum offered by the Mexican government Monday, is currently in Mexico.
The Brazilian government said it pays close attention to the situation in Bolivia, highlighting the Organization of American States's (OAS) stance that there was fraud in the Oct. 20 general elections in the country.
"The Brazilian government entirely rejects the claim that there was a 'coup' in Bolivia," the statement said.
"The resignation of Evo Morales paved the way for the preservation of the democratic order, which would be threatened by the permanence in power of a president benefited by electoral fraud. The constitutional process is being preserved in its entirety in Bolivia," it said.
To restore social peace in Bolivia, it "depends essentially on the collaboration of all political forces with the normal functioning of institutions and the democratic transition, rejecting the path of violence," said the statement.
Brazil reiterated its wish to boost cooperation with Bolivia in all sectors and collaborate with the Bolivian interim authorities to "contribute to a peaceful, democratic and constitutional transition."