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Foreign Office statement on situation in Bolivia

A statement from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office following Jeanine Áñez becoming interim President of Bolivia.

A Foreign & Commonwealth Office spokesperson yesterday said:

The United Kingdom congratulates Jeanine Áñez on taking on her new responsibilities as interim President of Bolivia. We welcome Ms Áñez’s appointment and her declared intention to hold elections soon.

Free and fair elections will rebuild confidence in democracy for the Bolivian people. We look to all political parties to support efforts to restore calm following recent violence and to organise fresh presidential elections in accordance with the Constitution.

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