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Boilivian interim President asks ministers to resign

REUTERS
Published Jan 27, 2020, 3:09 pm IST
Updated Jan 27, 2020, 3:18 pm IST
The presidential office issued a statement stating she would fill the positions as soon as possible, to maintain continuity
 In this file picture, Bolivia's interim president Jeanine Anez speaks while taking oath to the military command on her first day in power, at the Quemado presidential palace in La Paz, on November 13, 2019. AFP photo
  In this file picture, Bolivia's interim president Jeanine Anez speaks while taking oath to the military command on her first day in power, at the Quemado presidential palace in La Paz, on November 13, 2019. AFP photo

LA PAZ: Bolivia’s interim President Jeanine Anez has requested the resignation of her ministers in order to face new a “new stage of democratic transition” after the caretaker leader announced she would be a candidate in upcoming elections in May.

The presidential office said in a statement that she would seek to fill the positions as fast as possible to maintain continuity ahead of the elections, a rerun of a disputed vote in October that led to the resignation of leftist leader Evo Morales.

 

The conservative former senator announced her candidacy on Friday, a move which sparked a backlash in the country after she had previously ruled out running and said her only objective was take the country to transparent, new elections.

The presidential office issued a statement saying that she would seek to fill the positions as soon as possible, to maintain continuity ahead of elections

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