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However, the Cuban and Venezuelan leaders - who had previously voiced their support for Mr Morales - condemned the events as a "coup". There are ongoing protests against the conservative government in Chile, and a center-right government in Ecuador also had to scrap reforms in the face of recent protests. He had expressed concerns over the decision being taken so close to the elections. Electoral monitors from the Organization of American States (OAS) published a report Sunday alleging irregularities that impacted the official vote count. But the opposition and international observers became suspicious after election officials stopped the count for about 24 hours without an explanation. Mexico says it is considering granting asylum to Mr Morales. At the same time, the leftist government in Venezuela has been dealing with mass demonstrations for years as it clings to power. "I am not ready to sign just any decree that goes against the legal system or does not have sufficient legal support," he said. By Jack Guy, Kay Guerrero and Dakin Andone, CNN, Updated 12:02 PM ET, Tue November 12, 2019. His supporters have called this a coup - his detractors the end of tyranny. When the count resumed, Morales' lead had jumped significantly. ", Related: Bolivian President Evo Morales steps down, Opinion: Bolivia's blunt message to leaders drunk on power, Related: In protests around the world, one image stands out.