Nicaraguan government denounces "coup" in Bolivia - statement

MEXICO CITY, Nov 10 (Reuters) - The Nicaraguan government on Sunday issued a statement denouncing what it called a "coup" in Bolivia after the South American country's president, Evo Morales, stepped down amid protests over a disputed election.

"The Government of Nicaragua ... denounces and strongly condemns the coup d'etat that was realized today," the government of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, a veteran leftist, said in a statement.

"We express our rejection and repudiation of fascist practices that ignore the constitution, laws and institutionalism that govern the democratic life of nations." (Reporting by Ismael Lopez; writing by Julia Love; Editing by Himani Sarkar)