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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

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.

Bolivian opposition senator Jeanine Áñez 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 Áñez said she was next in line

Former Bolivian President Evo Morales has arrived in Mexico City saying he asked for asylum because his life was in danger. He has won plaudits for fighting poverty and improving Bolivia ' s economy but drew controversy Image caption Jeanine Áñez proclaimed herself interim president .

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.

Bolivia Senate leader declares herself president

  Bolivia Senate leader declares herself president LA PAZ, Bolivia (AP) — The latest on Bolivia's political turmoil (all times local): 7 p.m. 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. Lawmakers of Morales' Movement for Socialism party were not present when Añez made the announcement. ___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.

Evo Morales will be granted asylum in Mexico after the former Bolivian president made a request to live in the country, a top official confirmed Monday. Mexican Foreign Minister Marcelo Ebrard told reporters: "Several minutes ago I received a phone call from Evo Morales in which he responded to

LA PAZ, Bolivia — Evo Morales , the former president of Bolivia who resigned under pressure from street protests and the military, was granted The politician, Jeanine Añez Chavez, the Senate’ s second vice president , appeared on television Monday morning before boarding a plane for La Paz

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.

What's next for Bolivia?

  What's next for Bolivia? What now that long-serving leader Evo Morales has sought asylum and an interim leader is in place?After the resignation of Evo Morales on Sunday, it would have fallen to Bolivia's vice-president, Álvaro García Linera, to take over power. But Mr García Linera left the country on the same plane as Mr Morales to seek asylum in Mexico.

Jeanine Anez , the head of Bolivia ' s Senate, declared herself interim president of Bolivia in Congress on Tuesday despite a lack of a quorum to appoint her in a legislative session that was boycotted by legislators from former President Evo Morales ' left-wing party.

Days after the resignation of longtime Bolivian President Evo Morales , Senator Jeanine Anez has declared herself the interim president of Bolivia . Morales fled to Mexico after weeks of violent protests.

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.

Former Bolivian President Evo Morales arrived in Mexico after being granted asylum there. Stepping off the plane Morales credited the Mexican president As long as I'm alive, the fight will continue," Morales said. Morales also credited the Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador saying

There have been clashes in Bolivia after the resignation of President Evo Morales following a disputed election. The deputy leader of the Senate, Jeanine Áñez , said she would assume power as interim leader The biggest criticism of Evo Morales was his lack of respect for Bolivia ' s democracy

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."

Bolivia's interim government charges Morales with sedition and terrorism .
Bolivia's interim government filed a criminal complaint on Friday against former President Evo Morales for alleged sedition and terrorism, the interior minister said, as authorities began probes of his allies that they accuse of corruption and fomenting unrest. © Reuters/CARLOS JASSO Former Bolivian President Evo Morales holds a news conference in Mexico City Interim President Jeanine Anez, a former senator and opponent of Morales, has faced a wave of demonstrations by his supporters since taking office in a power vacuum last week.

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