US State Department Recognises Anez Interim President of Bolivia

© REUTERS / HENRY ROMEROBolivian Senator Jeanine Anez gestures after she declared herself as Interim President of Bolivia, at the balcony of the Presidential Palace, in La Paz, Bolivia November 12, 2019
Bolivian Senator Jeanine Anez gestures after she declared herself as Interim President of Bolivia, at the balcony of the Presidential Palace, in La Paz, Bolivia November 12, 2019 - Sputnik International
Subscribe
US
India
Global
MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The United States has recognised opposition lawmaker Jeanine Anez as interim president of Bolivia, Acting Assistant Secretary for US Department of State's Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs Michael Kozak said Wednesday.

"Acting Senate President Anez has assumed responsibilities of Interim Constitutional President of Bolivia. We look forward to working with her [Anez] and Bolivia’s other civilian authorities as they arrange free and fair elections as soon as possible, in accordance with Bolivia’s Constitution", Kozak wrote on Twitter.

Anez declared herself interim president on Tuesday, at a special parliament meeting called to officially accept the resignation of Bolivian President Evo Morales. The Constitutional Court confirmed the legality of the transfer of power.

Bolivia's Senate second Vice President Jeanine Anez - Sputnik International
Bolivia’s Senate Vice Speaker Anez Says It Will Hold Special Meeting on Tuesday
Morales stepped down Sunday after the Bolivian Armed Forces sided with demonstrators protesting his electoral victory on 20 October. A preliminary report of the Organisation of American States found what they called "grave" irregularities in the vote.

Venezuela, Cuba, Mexico, and Nicaragua have described the events in Bolivia — accompanied by violent rallies, attacks on officials, arson incidents, and occupation of buildings — as a coup. Russia has similarly said that the opposition's steps resembled an "orchestrated coup".

Newsfeed
0
To participate in the discussion
log in or register
loader
Chats
Заголовок открываемого материала