Jeanine Áñez

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July 5, 2022

Jeanine ez Chávez (Spanish pronunciation: [ɟʝaˈnine aɲes]; born 13 August 1967) is a Bolivian politician and lawyer, who became interim President of Bolivia after the resignation of the government of Evo Morales. He was previously an opposition Senator from Beni. His politics have been described as strongly anti-Evo Morales, who was his predecessor as President of Bolivia.

Education

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Career

ez passed the exam in 1991. He was previously media director at Totalvision.

Constituent Assembly (2006–2008)

Between 2006 and 2008, he served as a member of the constituent assembly for the drafting of the new constitutional charter. He is a member of the Constituent Assembly for the commission of state organizations and structures, also works as part of the Judiciary.

Senate

In 2010, he was elected a senator as a member of the Progress Plan for Bolivia-National Convergence (PPB-CN) party, representing the Beni Department in the National Assembly. As of 2019, he was Second Vice President of the Senate, and his successor was Franklin Valdivia Leigue. This role places him fifth in the line of succession as president.

Interim President of Bolivia (2019–2020)

Following the resignation of the government of Evo Morales on November 10, 2019, he became the highest ranking official in the line of succession to president of Bolivia, and took office as president on November 11, 2019 after convening the Senate to formally accept the resignation from the previous day. ez became President of Bolivia on November 12, 2019 following the resignation of President Evo Morales and the sudden resignation of another government on November 10, 2019. Due to military involvement in the resignation, the event was called a coup by some critics. He said his first hope was to reach a quorum after many resignations, and then hold new elections. ez was unable to convene an emergency assembly until the day after Morales' resignation, as he was in Beni and there were no Sunday flights from there to the capital La Paz. On November 11, Añez arrived at La Paz-El Alto airport and was taken by military helicopter to a nearby Air Force base. From here, he went straight to the Bolivian Senate. There he stated that a body hearing would be held on 12 November 2019 to formally accept Morales' resignation.

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