Bolivia has a new leader. She is senator Jeanine Áñez, who has declared herself president following the of former-president Evo Morales on Sunday. Ms Áñez said she was next in to be president under Bolivia's and vowed to hold elections as soon as . She said: "I assume the presidency immediately and will do everything to pacify the country." Lawmakers endorsed Ms Áñez's appointment but senators from Mr Morales' socialist party boycotted the . Morales' allies branded Ms Áñez as, "a coup-mongering right-wing senator". Mr Morales condemned what he called a as being the, "sneakiest, most nefarious in history".
Mr Morales has fled to Mexico, saying he was in for his life had he stayed in Bolivia. He released a on Twitter of himself having to sleep on a concrete floor under a blanket at an undisclosed before fleeing to Mexico by private jet to seek . He said he had been forced to stand down but had done so , "to ensure there would be no more ". Morales stepped down at the weekend following weeks of social turmoil and violent . Bolivians took to the streets over of election fraud during a presidential election in October. He tweeted: "It pains me to leave Bolivia for reasons, but I'll always be concerned. I'll return , with more strength and energy."