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María Cristina Díaz is appointed new president of the Supreme Court of Justice of Bolivia

MADRID, Nov. 16 (EUROPE PRESS) –

Bolivian magistrate María Cristina Díaz has been appointed this Friday as president of the Supreme Court of Justice (TSJ) of Bolivia, after José Antonio Revilla presented her resignation.

During the term of Revilla, who spent two years in office, the TSJ was accused of allowing the interference of former President Evo Morales, as reported by the newspaper 'El Debe'. The current magistrates were elected in January 2018 through elections.

María Cristina Díaz is appointed new president of the Supreme Court of Justice of Bolivia
María Cristina Díaz is appointed new president of the Supreme Court of Justice of Bolivia

Díaz was proposed by Luis Fernando Camacho, leader of the Civic Committee of Santa Cruz, to succeed Evo Morales, who resigned after the audit of the Organization of American States (OAS) confirmed “irregularities” in the presidential elections of the past 20 of October. The opposition had denounced a “gigantic fraud.”

The resignation of Morales joined those of other senior officials, including calls to replace him according to the line of succession drawn by the Constitution.

Morales resigned on Sunday and arrived in Mexico on Tuesday as a political asylum. Áñez, acting as second vice president of the Senate, declared interim president to avoid the power vacuum left by the resignation of the indigenous leader and other senior officials, ensuring that his goal is to hold new elections.

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