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Opposition Senator Jeanine Añez, who has proclaimed herself interim president of Bolivia. REUTERS / Manuel Claure

Second Senate Vice-President Jeanine Añez proclaimed Bolivia's interim president on Tuesday (November 12th), while former President Evo Morales said he wants to continue " the struggle " when he arrives in Mexico .

The second vice-president of the Senate Jeanine Añez proclaimed Tuesday, November 12, interim president of Bolivia, despite the absence of a quorum in Parliament, arguing the " need to create a climate of social peace " in the country shaken by a deep political crisis.

" We want to call elections as soon as possible, " added the opposition senator who claimed the interim presidency after the resignation of President Evo Morales and his successors under the Constitution, namely Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera, the president and the vice-president of the Senate as well as the president of the Chamber of Deputies.

The plane landed in Mexico

Earlier in the day, the Mexican military plane that transported Evo Morales landed at Mexico City airport shortly after 17h universal time, at the end of a fantastic journey of sixteen hours at the mercy of orders and counter-attacks of the Latin American countries overflown. " The fight continues, " promised Morales, black pants and blue polo, saying he would continue to " do politics ." " All people have the right to liberate themselves, " said one who has long embodied a symbol of emancipation for the indigenous people of his country. He also thanked Mexico for " saving his life ".

Called for resignation by the opposition and dropped by the police and the army, the former head of state found himself increasingly isolated while the political crisis accelerated suddenly in Bolivia, where a strike general and demonstrations paralyzed the activity for about ten days.

( With AFP )