US recognizes Anez as Bolivia’s president

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The United States recognized Jeanine Anez on Wednesday as Bolivia’s interim president after the resignation of Evo Morales following weeks of turmoil. “The United States applauds Bolivian Senator Jeanine Anez for stepping up as Interim President of State to lead her nation through this democratic transition, under the constitution of Bolivia,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement. Pompeo said the United States looks forward to working with Bolivia and its people “as they prepare to hold free, fair elections as soon as possible.” He also called on Bolivians to refrain from violence amid tension between supporters and critics of Morales, who resigned on Sunday and later went into exile in Mexico.—Agencies

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