Luis Arce was formally proclaimed president of Bolivia

La Paz, Nov 8 (Prensa Latina) Luis Arce, who was elected the new President of Bolivia on October 18, was formally sworn in on Sunday at the inauguration ceremony, attended by delegations from some 40 States.

David Choquehuanca was also proclaimed the vice president during the inauguration ceremony, held at the headquarters of the Plurinational Legislative Assembly. Choquehuanca, along with Arce, won 55.18% of votes in the elections.

Senate President Andronico Rodriguez swore in Choquehuanca, while the latter did the same with Arce, who also received the presidential sash.

King of Spain Felipe VI and Presidents Alberto Fernandez (Argentina), Ivan Duque (Colombia) and Mario Abdo Benitez (Paraguay) were among the heads of State attending the ceremony.

Also present were Walter Roger Martos, president of the Council of Ministers of Peru, and Foreign Ministers Francisco Carlos Bustillo (Uruguay), Andres Allamand (Chile), Jorge Arreaza (Venezuela) and Mohammad Javad Zarif (Iran).

Former Panamanian President Martin Torrijos and Dominican Senator Antonio Taveras also attended the inauguration ceremony.

The Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador and the American Council of Indigenous Peoples of Canada were among the social organizations at the event.

Other participants were the envoys of the K’iche’ Mayan people of Guatemala, Social Convergence-Broad Front (Chile) and representatives of native peoples of Peru, Venezuela, Panama, Mexico, Argentina, Colombia, Honduras and Brazil.


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