November 15, 2019 / 12:52 AM / a month ago

Bolivia's Senate votes to appoint new chamber head, deputies

Senator Monica Eva Copa Murga, of the Movement Toward Socialism (MAS) party, waves a Bolivian flag after being sworn in as president of the Bolivian Senate in La Paz, Bolivia November 14, 2019. REUTERS/Luisa Gonzalez

LA PAZ (Reuters) - Bolivian lawmakers in the country’s Senate voted on Thursday night in favour of a new chamber President and two vice president, after a spate of resignations amid major political upheaval in the South American nation.

The new Senate head will be Mónica Eva Copa Murga, a member of the Movement for Socialism (MAS) party of Evo Morales, who resigned on Sunday under rising pressure over a disputed election, leaving behind a political vacuum.

Reporting by Danny Ramos; Writing by Adam Jourdan

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