efe-epaLa Paz/Mexico City

Bolivia's interim president Jeanine Añez appointed a new military high command and government on Wednesday even as erstwhile head of state Evo Morales proclaimed from Mexico that he was ready to return to the Andean nation "if the people ask it."

In her first speech to the nation, Añez called for a "peaceful and democratic transition" and rejected Morales' characterization of this week's events in Bolivia as a coup. EFE-EPA