By ICH and Agencies
November 13, 2019 "Information Clearing House" - "I immediately assume the presidency of the State and I undertake to take all necessary measures to pacify the country," said Áñez, who is the second vice president of the Senate of Bolivia and from the right-wing Social Democratic Movement.
The senator proclaimed herself president only with a minimum presence of deputies, all from the opposition.
“The Bible returns to the Palace,” says the new self-declared president of Bolivia, Jeanine Áñez, in a shot against indigenous communities.pic.twitter.com/6uQxeIZXf4— Waleed Shahid (@_waleedshahid) November 13, 2019
On Tuesday, an extraordinary session of both chambers (Deputies and Senate) of the Plurinational Legislative Assembly (Parliament) was convened, but the representatives of the Movement to Socialism, which are the majority, did not attend because they did not have guarantees for their safety and that of their family members, therefore, Parliament had suspended its session due to the lack of quorum.
Bolivia is going through a political crisis after the forced resignation of President Evo Morales, his vice president Álvaro García Linera, and presidents of the Deputies and Senator's chambers, due to the wave of opposition violence that lashed out at indigenous and peasant population.
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