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World Bolivia Senate leader declares herself president

01:35  13 november  2019
01:35  13 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

Bolivian opposition leader calls for new presidential election

  Bolivian opposition leader calls for new presidential election Bolivian opposition leader calls for new presidential electionFormer Bolivian president Carlos Mesa, the closest rival to Morales in official vote tallies, said, "The best solution to this crisis is a new election.

Bolivia ’s Second Vice Speaker of the Senate Jeanine Añez announced Tuesday that she will serve as interim president in light of the recent resignation of Evo Morales.

The deputy leader of the Senate , Jeanine Áñez, said she would assume power as interim leader Ms Áñez made the announcement after Vice- President Álvaro García, Senate leader Adriana Under Bolivia 's constitution, whoever takes over as interim president has 90 days to call fresh elections.

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — The latest on Bolivia's political turmoil (all times local):

Jeanine Anez, the Senate's second vice president, flashes a peace sign as she gives a press conference at Congress in La Paz, Bolivia, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. Anez, an opposition politician, called a legislative session on Tuesday to formally accept President Evo Morales' resignation as president and choose an interim replacement. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)© Provided by The Associated Press Jeanine Anez, the Senate's second vice president, flashes a peace sign as she gives a press conference at Congress in La Paz, Bolivia, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. Anez, an opposition politician, called a legislative session on Tuesday to formally accept President Evo Morales' resignation as president and choose an interim replacement. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

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An opposition leader in Bolivia's Senate has declared herself the country's interim president after the resignation of Evo Morales.

The 52-year-old Jeanine Añez took temporary control of the Senate late Tuesday, putting her next in line for the presidency.

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  Under pressure, Bolivian president calls for new election Buckling under mounting pressure, Bolivian President Evo Morales called for new elections on Sunday following deadly nationwide protests over a disputed vote he claimed to have won. South America's longest-serving leader made the announcement after a preliminary report by the Organization of American States found a "heap of observed irregularities" in the Oct. 20 presidential contest and recommended a new election. Without mentioning the OAS report, Morales said he would replace the country's electoral body and urged all political parties and all sectors to help bring peace to the Andean nation after protests in which three people have been kille

The Bolivian president , Evo Morales, gives a speech at the presidential hangar in El Alto on Morales, Bolivia ’s first indigenous leader , later said on Twitter that the police had an “illegal” warrant We must declare a vigil in solidarity to protect him.” Maduro’s position has been bolstered by the

Bolivian President Evo Morales resigned Sunday, caving in following three weeks of sometimes-violent protests over his disputed re-election after Morales -- a former coca farmer and Bolivia 's first indigenous president -- was declared the winner of the October 20 presidential election a narrow

A supporter of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, whose image is held up at right, and late President Hugo Chavez, left, carries the Spanish message: © Provided by The Associated Press A supporter of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, whose image is held up at right, and late President Hugo Chavez, left, carries the Spanish message: "Evo. People. Friend. We are with you" during a rally in support of former Bolivian President Evo Morales in Caracas, Venezuela, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. Morales stepped down following weeks of massive protests. (AP Photo/Matias Delacroix)

Lawmakers of Morales' Movement for Socialism party were not present when Añez made the announcement.

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6:40 p.m.

Lawmakers in Bolivia say they lack the quorum for an assembly session to discuss the resignation of Evo Morales. It needs to be approved by both houses of Congress.

The Senate's second vice president, opposition politician Jeanine Añez has positioned herself to become interim president. She has said that she would take temporary control of the Senate if approved. That would make her next in line for the presidency.

Mexico grants asylum to Bolivia's Evo Morales, demands safe conduct

  Mexico grants asylum to Bolivia's Evo Morales, demands safe conduct BOLIVIA-ELECTION/MEXICO (UPDATE 1, PIX, TV):UPDATE 1-Mexico grants asylum to Bolivia's Evo Morales, demands safe conduct"We will immediately proceed to inform Bolivia's foreign ministry that under international law, it should offer safe conduct" to Morales, Mexico's Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard told reporters.

Morales ally and Senate President Adriana Salvaterria later said she too would step down shortly after the president . The left-wing leader was initially very popular and oversaw great economic growth in Bolivia . A two-term limit is in place in Bolivia , which Morales overturned in the courts by arguing that

Jeanine Áñez Chávez (Spanish pronunciation: [ɟʝaˈnine ˈaɲes]; born 13 August 1967) is a Bolivian politician and lawyer, who declared herself President of Bolivia after the resignation of the

Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard, left, welcomes former Bolivian President Evo Morales upon his arrival to Mexico City, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. Mexico granted asylum to Morales, who resigned on Nov. 10 under mounting pressure from the military and the public after his re-election victory triggered weeks of fraud allegations and deadly protests. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)© Provided by The Associated Press Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard, left, welcomes former Bolivian President Evo Morales upon his arrival to Mexico City, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. Mexico granted asylum to Morales, who resigned on Nov. 10 under mounting pressure from the military and the public after his re-election victory triggered weeks of fraud allegations and deadly protests. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)

But Juan Cala of Morales' Movement for Socialism says they will not participate for now because the assembly session is illegal. He also says no one is guaranteeing that they will be safe from reprisals by Morales foes who continue to block roads.

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4:25 p.m.

Socialist party members have flooded the streets of Venezuela's capital city to show their support for Bolivia's former President Evo Morales, calling his ouster a Washington-backed coup d'etat.

Thousands marched through Caracas on Tuesday, many carrying handmade signs scrawled with "Evo!"

Former Bolivian President Evo Morales arrives in Mexico after accepting political asylum

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Bolivian President Evo Morales has resigned after nearly 14 years in power, amid turmoil following his disputed re-election last month. The head of the army had called on him to go after protests over his election win. Auditors found irregularities with the poll but Mr Morales said he had been the victim of a

Bolivian President Evo Morales resigned shortly after the military urged him to do so. Two officials next in line to take over the government also stepped down following weeks of protests. Shortly after the announcement, his vice president , Alvaro Marcelo García Linera, also submitted his resignation.

Morales stepped down on Sunday at the "suggestion" of his country's military chief following several tumultuous weeks of protests since his disputed election to a fourth term.

He was the last survivor of a so-called "pink tide" of leftist leaders across Latin America that included former Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.

Venezuela's socialist leaders called on sympathizers to take the streets in a march that played out as Morales landed in Mexico where he is being granted asylum.

This photo released by by Mexico's Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard shows Bolivia's former President Evo Morales holding a Mexican flag aboard a Mexican Air Force aircraft, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. Morales has been granted asylum in Mexico after he resigned to the presidency on Nov. 10, under mounting pressure from the military and the public after a disputed re-election victory that triggered weeks of fraud allegations and deadly protests. (Mexico's Foreign Minister via AP)© Provided by The Associated Press This photo released by by Mexico's Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard shows Bolivia's former President Evo Morales holding a Mexican flag aboard a Mexican Air Force aircraft, Monday, Nov. 11, 2019. Morales has been granted asylum in Mexico after he resigned to the presidency on Nov. 10, under mounting pressure from the military and the public after a disputed re-election victory that triggered weeks of fraud allegations and deadly protests. (Mexico's Foreign Minister via AP)

Venezuela's President Nicolás Maduro is a long political ally of Morales, who accused the United States of mounting an economic war to overthrow his socialist government.

Bolivia's Jeanine Anez declares herself acting president as Evo Morales vows to fight from abroad

  Bolivia's Jeanine Anez declares herself acting president as Evo Morales vows to fight from abroad Bolivian senator Jeanine Anez declared herself the country's acting leader Tuesday, despite a boycott by former President Evo Morales' allies that left the legislative chamber short of the legal minimum number of lawmakers required to appoint her. © JORGE BERNAL/AFP/AFP via Getty Images Bolivian senator Jeanine Anez, gestures after proclaiming herself the country's new interim president during a session of Congress, despite it failed to reach a quorum, on November 12, 2019 in La Paz. - Lawmakers had been summoned to formalize Sunday's resignation of Evo Morales and confirm 52-year-old Anez as interim president.

The Labour leader joined the presidents of Venezuela, Cuba and Mexico in backing Bolivian Jeremy Corbyn blasted as he joins VENEZUELA and Cuba in backing leftist Bolivian leader who quit 'We must declare a vigil in solidarity to protect him.' But Morales' resignation could unnerve the

    LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — Bolivian President Evo Morales announced his resignation Sunday under mounting pressure from the military and the public after his re-election victory triggered weeks of fraud allegations and deadly protests. The decision came after a day of fast-moving developments

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1:30 p.m.

Evo Morales has arrived in exile in Mexico, saying the head of the country that gave him asylum for "saved my life."

Bolivia's first indigenous president reached the Mexican capital Tuesday after a complicated flight from his homeland two days after he stepped down under military pressure following a series of massive protests alleging fraud in his reelection last month.

The socialist leader said he's not going to abandon politics.

In Morales' words, "Let the whole world know that I won't change ideology because of his coup."

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1:20 p.m.

Evo Morales has arrived in Mexico, the country that granted him asylum following his resignation as Bolivian president.

Mexican Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard met Morales as he arrived at the capital's airport Tuesday after a flight from Bolivia that was complicated by some countries' reluctance to let the plane use their airspace.

Bolivia's first indigenous president resigned Sunday after the head of the military suggested he step aside following massive protests over official results of a presidential election that Morales claimed to have won outright.

U.S. orders family members of government employees to leave Bolivia

  U.S. orders family members of government employees to leave Bolivia The United States on Tuesday ordered family members of U.S. government employees to leave Bolivia due to civil unrest in the South American country, the State Department said in a statement. © Photo by Javier Mamani/Getty Images LA PAZ, BOLIVIA - NOVEMBER 12: Demonstrators from El Alto area hold Whipala flags as military troops patrol during a protest asking the return of former President of Bolivia Evo Morales on November 12, 2019 in La Paz, Bolivia.

Bolivia ’s former president Evo Morales has boarded a plane bound for Mexico where he has been The Mexican foreign minister Marcelo Ebrard tweeted a picture of the former leader draped in the The police urged La Paz residents to stay indoors and declared they were joining forces with the

However, as noted above, Senate President Adriana Salvatierra also stepped down late on Sunday, leaving an unprecedented power vacuum (which Morales, who came to power in 2006 as Bolivia ’s first indigenous leader , had defended his election win but said he would adhere to the findings of the

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10:30 a.m.

The effort to bring Bolivian President Evo Morales to exile in Mexico is proving to be complicated.

Mexican Foreign Secretary Marcelo Ebrard says his country sent a military jet to retrieve the Bolivian leader who offered his resignation following weeks of protests over allegations of election fraud.

He says Bolivian authorities at first granted permission and the plane set off from Peru Monday. Then Bolivian officials revoked permission and it started back to Peru. Finally Bolivia relented and allowed the plane in. But then Peru wouldn't allow it to return.

Ebrard says that caused a delay in taking off from Bolivia and he said officials worried that could put Morales at danger if it had continued.

Finally Paraguay allowed the jet carrying Morales to land.

But the flight back was complicated because some countries closed their airspace to the flight.

Morales is expected to finally arrive in Mexico later Tuesday.

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6 a.m.

Bolivia is facing its worst unrest in decades amid a political vacuum as the man who transformed the Andean nation as its first indigenous president has fled the country following weeks of violent protests.

Morales flew out on a Mexican government plane, hours after being granted asylum in Mexico. His supporters and foes fought on the streets of the capital while an opposition leader tearfully laid out a possible path toward new elections in the wake of the president's resignation.

Morales stepped down Sunday following weeks of widespread protests fed by allegations of electoral fraud in the Oct. 20 presidential election that he claimed to have won. Resignations by every other constitutionally designated successor left unclear who would take his place and how.

What the End of Bolivia’s President Means for the Country .
Evo Morales, the President of Bolivia, fled to Mexico on Nov. 12, and his country now faces an uncertain future. Morales had little choice. Evidence that he had tried to steal his country’s latest presidential election pushed hundreds of thousands of protesters onto the streets of Bolivia’s largest cities in recent days. The critical moment came on Nov. 8, when a number of police officers joined the demonstrations.

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