Bolivia’s New President – level 3

20-11-2019 07:00

After weeks of protests, Bolivian president, Evo Morales, was forced to step down and take up political asylum in Mexico.

The  Bolivian Senator, Jeanine Áñez, declared herself the president  , although she did not get enough votes in Congress. This happened because supporters of Evo Morales protested  the vote.

Áñez spoke in front of the Congress on Tuesday, and she explained that, according to the constitution, she was the next in line to become a president after the resignation of Evo Morales. Áñez also demanded that new elections will  be held as soon as possible.

The US President, Donald Trump, welcomed  Morales’s resignation. However, family members of the US government employees are about to leave Bolivia because of civil unrest.

Besides this, American citizens are recommended not to travel to Bolivia.

Difficult words: political asylum (a situation when a country protects a person from another country who left their country for political reasons), in the  meantime (at the same time, in another place), (civil unrest (demonstrations, strikes and fighting between different groups of people who live in the same country).

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