Bolivia has a new leader after the resignation of former-president Evo Morales. She is opposition senator Jeanine Áñez. She said she was next in line to be president and vowed to hold elections soon, and "to pacify the country". Lawmakers from Mr Morales' socialist party boycotted the vote. His party branded Ms Áñez "a coup-mongering right-wing senator". Mr Morales said the takeover was the, "sneakiest, most [evil] coup in history".
Mr Morales feared for his life and fled to Mexico by private jet to seek asylum. He released a photo of himself sleeping on a concrete floor. He said he was forced to stand down but had done so willingly, "to ensure there would be no more bloodshed". Weeks of social turmoil and violent protests took place after election fraud. Mr Morales tweeted: "It pains me to leave Bolivia for political reasons....I'll return soon, with more strength and energy."