US acknowledges Jeanine Anez as Bolivia’s interim president

US acknowledges Jeanine Anez as Bolivia’s interim president

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US acknowledges Jeanine Anez as Bolivia’s interim president

WASHINGTON: The US acknowledged Jeanine Anez on Wednesday as Bolivia’s interim president after the resignation of Evo Morales following weeks of turmoil.

“The US applauds Bolivian Senator Jeanine Anez for stepping up as Interim President of State to steer her nation by this democratic transition, underneath the structure of Bolivia,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo stated in a press release.

Pompeo stated the USA appears to be like ahead to working with Bolivia and its individuals “as they put together to carry free, truthful elections as quickly as doable.”

He additionally referred to as on Bolivians to chorus from violence amid rigidity between supporters and critics of Morales, who resigned on Sunday and later went into exile in Mexico.

Anez, 52, was deputy senate speaker earlier than proclaiming herself performing president on Tuesday — a transfer endorsed by the Constitutional Courtroom.

She has already reiterated a pledge to “maintain elections within the shortest doable time.”

Bolivia has been in political turmoil since a controversial October 20 election by which Morales was awarded a fourth time period as president.

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