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Tue Nov 12, 2019, 09:45 PM

Bolivia Crisis: Jeanine Anez Declares Herself Interim President [View all]

Source: BBC News

1 hr. ago. Bolivian opposition senator Jeanine ┴˝ez has declared herself interim president of the South American country following Evo Morales' resignation.

Lawmakers from Mr Morales' party boycotted the session, meaning there was no quorum for the appointment. But Ms ┴˝ez said she was next in line under the constitution and vowed to hold elections soon.

Mr Morales condemned the announcement, describing Ms ┴˝ez as "a coup-mongering right-wing senator". The former president has fled to Mexico, saying he asked for asylum there because his life was in danger.

He resigned on Sunday after weeks of protests over a disputed presidential election result. He has said he was forced to stand down but did so willingly "so there would be no more bloodshed"...

Read more: https://www.bbc.com/news/world-latin-america-50399640

How? On Tuesday, Ms ┴˝ez took temporary control of the Senate, putting her next in line for the presidency. The former deputy Senate leader assumed the position following a series of resignations.

While lawmakers from Mr Morales' Movement for Socialism party were not present at the legislative session, Ms ┴˝ez declared herself as interim leader...

Jeanine Anez proclaimed herself interim president.

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