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11/14/2019, 1:40 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Russia recognizes Anez as Bolivia's interim president

Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Thursday that his country recognizes Jeanine Anez (pictured) to be the interim president of Bolivia, after Evo Morales resigned last Sunday.

Anez was Second Vice President of the Bolivian Senate. Yesterday, she rejected remarks by Morales that his departure was "coup d'etat."

Although there was no quorum in the parliament when she was approved, Ryabkov pointed out, "it is clear that she will be perceived as the head of Bolivia until a new president." Russia's recognition of the power-shift in the Latin American country follows the United States, which congratulated Anez for assuming the role until new elections are held.

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