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

08:55  13 november  2019
08:55  13 november  2019 Source:   cnn.com

Under pressure, Bolivian president calls for new election

  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

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 He has vowed to continue fighting from abroad .

But ousted President Evo Morales vowed to fight on. Jeanine Añez Chavez, center, addressed the crowd from the balcony LA PAZ, Bolivia — Bolivia ’ s political crisis took a dramatic turn on Tuesday when a leading lawmaker stepped forward and claimed the presidency , even as the country’s ousted

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.

a woman standing in front of a mirror posing for the camera: 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. Anez, second vice-president of the Senate, is constitutionally next-in-line for the presidency after the vice-president and leaders of both houses of Congress resigned along with Morales. (Photo by JORGE BERNAL / AFP) (Photo by JORGE BERNAL/AFP via Getty Images)© 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. Anez, second vice-president of the Senate, is constitutionally next-in-line for the presidency after the vice-president and leaders of both houses of Congress resigned along with Morales. (Photo by JORGE BERNAL / AFP) (Photo by JORGE BERNAL/AFP via Getty Images)

Anez said she would become interim president after the three people ahead of her in the line of succession quit in the wake of massive protests following Morales' resignation.

Evo Morales of Bolivia Accepts Asylum in Mexico

  Evo Morales of Bolivia Accepts Asylum in Mexico LA PAZ, Bolivia — The former president of Bolivia, who resigned his post under pressure from street protests, was granted asylum in Mexico on Monday. Evo Morales, who stepped down on Sunday, was granted refuge “for humanitarian reasons and in light of the urgent situation Bolivia is facing,” said Mexico’s foreign minister, Marcelo Ebrard, in a televised address. Mr. Morales left office after weeks of growing unrest over a disputed presidential election and after the military indicated it would support the people in the streets calling for him to step down.© Juan Karita/Associated Press The police clashed with supporters of former President Evo Morales in La Paz.

Bolivian opposition senator Jeanine Áñez has assumed the interim presidency of the South American country following Evo Morales 's resignation. Ms Áñez said she was next in line under the constitution and vowed to hold elections soon. Her appointment was endorsed by Bolivia ' s Constitutional Court.

English News Lesson on Bolivia : Bolivian senator declares herself acting president - FREE Bolivia has a new leader. She is opposition senator Jeanine Áñez , who Ms Áñez said she was next in line to be president under Bolivia ' s constitution and vowed to hold elections as soon as possible.

Morales, who has fled to Mexico, says he was forced to resign by the military and claims he is the victim of a coup. He has vowed to continue fighting from abroad.

In Morales' absence, members of his leftist political party were a no-show at the legislative session to appoint Anez, the second vice president of the senate, leaving the chamber without a quorum to do business.

In a tweet, Morales called Anez's assumption of the presidency "the most crafty and disastrous coup in history."

"We are here safe thanks to Mexico and its authorities, but I also want to tell you sisters and brothers, as long as I'm alive, we'll continue in politics," he said.

Supporters of Morales flooded the streets of the administrative capital, La Paz, to support the former President, and did so mostly peacefully.

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

  Former Bolivian President Evo Morales arrives in Mexico after accepting political asylum MEXICO CITY - Former Bolivian President Evo Morales arrived Tuesday in Mexico, where authorities have granted him political asylum, as an opposition senator back in Bolivia declared herself interim president. Emerging from a Mexican air force jet in Mexico City, Morales was met on the tarmac by Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard, who embraced the man who has led Bolivia for almost 14 years. Emerging from a Mexican air force jet in Mexico City, Morales was met on the tarmac by Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard, who embraced the man who has led Bolivia for almost 14 years.

The Bolivian senator Jeanine Añez declared herself the country’ s interim president on Tuesday, swearing in to loud cheers and applause after the resignation of Evo Morales , who flew to Mexico under pressure from police and the army. The move is expected to pave the way for fresh elections

Bolivian Interim President , Jeanine Anez © Reuters / Carlos Garcia Rawlins. Evo Morales , who had been Bolivian president since 2006, announced his resignation on Sunday, after receiving an A few days later, Senate leader Jeanine Anez declared herself acting president of the country.

Bolivia has been rocked by violent protests since the country held elections on October 20. Opposition politicians accused electoral authorities of manipulating the results of that contest in favor of Morales, who had been President for nearly 14 years. Morales denied the allegations and declared himself winner.

Morales pledged Sunday to hold new elections after monitors from the Washington-based Organization of American States (OAS) published a report alleging voting irregularities. The head of Bolivia's Armed forces, Cmdr. Williams Kaliman, asked Morales to step down in order to restore stability and peace on Sunday.

Morales appeared to accede to those demands by resigning, but then later claimed he was forced to do so.

The longtime leader -- and first indigenous Bolivian elected President -- was granted political asylum by Mexico, but it took him some time to arrive in the country.

Bolivia’s Interim Leader Says Nation Must ‘Reconstruct Democracy’ After Morales’s Ouster

  Bolivia’s Interim Leader Says Nation Must ‘Reconstruct Democracy’ After Morales’s Ouster In her first televised address to the nation Wednesday, Bolivia’s interim president, Jeanine Añez Chavez, urged a return to normalcy after weeks of violence, even as the ousted president, Evo Morales, called her government unconstitutional and his backers vowed to disrupt it. With the backing of the military, Ms. Añez met with advisers on Wednesday to appoint a new cabinet, stressing her interest in a finance minister who could reinvigorate the economy. In her speech, she said she would be guided by the rule of law and equality of all citizens, and wanted to seek “a national consensus.

A deputy senate speaker proclaimed herself Bolivia ' s new interim president Tuesday as Evo Morales ' opponents sought to end civil turmoil and fill the power vacuum Earlier Tuesday, Morales vowed to continue "the struggle" after arriving in Mexico where he has been granted political asylum.

Bolivia ' s ex- president Evo Morales has said he is ready to return to 'pacify' his country 'if the people ask him' as his replacement hails the end of his Calling Anez 'a coup-mongering right-wing senator', he said she had ' declared herself interim president without a legislative quorum, surrounded by a

The Mexican Air Force plane sent to pick up Morales was initially denied access to Bolivian airspace, takeoff was delayed, and protesters surrounded the airport. After Morales boarded the plane, it was denied permission to refuel in Peru. It had to stop in Paraguay before arriving in Mexico City.

Evo Morales in a black shirt: Former Bolivian President Evo Morales waves upon his arrival in Mexico City Tuesday© Eduardo Verdugo/AP Former Bolivian President Evo Morales waves upon his arrival in Mexico City Tuesday

Upon landing, Morales thanked Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador for saving his life and reiterated that he had been forced to resign.

Lopez Obrador and Morales' left-leaning allies in Latin America have backed the former President's allegations of a coup, but the opposition in Bolivia said the country was instead engaged in a fight for "democracy and peace."

Brazil's Foreign Ministry said Tuesday it rejected the "thesis that a 'coup' is taking place in Bolivia," suggesting instead that Morales was "delegitimized" by popular protests following an "attempt at electoral fraud."

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement that Washington commended the OAS mission that found the electoral irregularities and backed calls for a new vote.

A senior State Department official said at a briefing Monday that the US does not believe Morales was overthrown illegitimately.

"You have surely seen statements by Morales and his supporters calling him the victim of a coup, despite the fact that what all these events clearly show is the Bolivian people have simply had enough of a government ignoring the will of its voters," the official said.

"And continued incitement and unrest and violence to feed this false narrative is simply damaging Bolivian democracy."

Police break up Bolivia funeral protest as Congress meets on elections .
Bolivian riot police fired tear gas on Thursday to break up a massive anti-government protest in La Paz as Congress debated when to hold new elections. © RONALDO SCHEMIDT A funeral procession of eight supporters of Bolivia's ex-President Evo Morales, killed when security forces lifted a siege on a fuel plant Lawmakers convened as thousands waving the multicolored indigenous flag and carrying flowers walked some nine miles (15 kilometers) from El Alto to neighboring La Paz in a funeral procession for five of the eight people killed in a stand-off with the security forces near a key fuel plant on Tuesday.

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