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World Bolivia Senate leader declares herself president

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

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The former Bolivian president said that the opposition leader " declared herself interim president without a legislative quorum, surrounded by a group of Morales, 60, had been Bolivia 's president for more than 13 years before his resignation on Sunday. Born in a small village in western Bolivia to a

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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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The ousted leader later denounced Añez’s self - declared presidency as a blatant disregard for and violation of the Bolivian Constitution. A coupist right-wing senator calls herself president of the senate and then interim president of Bolivia without a legislative quorum, surrounded by a group of

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 ousted President Evo Morales.

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.

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A coup-mongering, right-wing senator has proclaimed herself president of the senate and then interim president of Bolivia without a legislative quorum"UPSOT CHANTSHe's vowed to keep up his political fight and return home quickly, where hundreds of his followers continue to defend his presidency .

The head of Bolivia 's Senate , Jeanine Anez, took office as interim president on Tuesday as former leader Evo Morales pledged to keep up his political Interim president calls on Bolivians to come together. Morales flies to Mexico to accept asylum offer. Morales' MAS party boycotts Legislative

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!"

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The head of Bolivia 's Senate , Jeanine Anez, took office as interim president on Tuesday as former leader Evo Morales pledged to keep up his political "fight" from exile in Jeanine Anez on the balcony of the presidential Palace, in La Paz, after she declared herself Bolivia 's interim president Nov.

A coup-mongering, right-wing senator has proclaimed herself president of the senate and then interim president of Bolivia without a legislative quorum"UPSOT CHANTSHe's vowed to keep up his political fight and return home quickly, where hundreds of his followers continue to defend his presidency .

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.

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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.

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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.

Former Bolivian president Evo Morales says he will not run in new elections after bowing to pressure to step down .
Bolivia's former President, Evo Morales, said that he is willing to return to the country and not run in the next election for the sake of peace and stability if his resignation is accepted. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Morales, who was in power for nearly 14 years, accepted an offer of political asylum from Mexico after resigning Sunday amid allegations of "serious irregularities" during last month's election and pressure from the country's armed forces.

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