A Bolivian town was in mourning on Saturday after at least five supporters of deposed president Evo Morales were shot dead by security forces.
Less than a month ago, it would have been impossible to predict that Jeanine Áñez, 52, a lawyer with a low political profile, would end up ruling Bolivia, at least temporarily.
Jeanine Áñez was sworn in as president after Evo Morales resigned on Sunday.
The long-serving leftist leader claimed he had been ousted by rivals in a coup following violence sparked by a disputed election.
Morales said he was resigning to ease violence that has gripped the South American nation since the last election in October, but he stoked fears of further unrest by saying he was the victim of a "civic coup" and faced arrest.
Scattered cases of police 'mutiny' are adding to the pressure on President Evo Morales amid a weeks-long standoff over a disputed election last month.
The result will see Morales lead Bolivia until 2025.
The demonstration was one of the largest in Bolivia in decades.
Bolivian President Evo Morales said he was confident he would win Sunday's election outright, despite an official preliminary count of 84% of ballots that showed he would probably be forced to a run-off vote.
Bolivia's elections on Sunday are expected to be the fiercest of the last decade with incumbent Evo Morales likely to be challenged in a second round for the first time since 2006.
Despite the public voting against allowing the leader to run for a fourth consecutive term, Evo Morales says he may still run in 2019.
Bolivia on Thursday opened a $7 million museum dedicated to President Evo Morales and indigenous peoples in Morales’s birthplace of Orinoca high up in the deserts of the Bolivian…
The Bolivian president has agreed to stand for a fourth mandate in 2019, after his party nominated him as candidate. This is despite a constitutional referendum in February.
Tear gas was let off as the protesters, some on crutches or in wheelchairs, advanced down the street in the city of La Paz.
Voters in Bolivia have blocked President Evo Morales from running for a fourth consecutive term, by a very slim margin. Fifty-one percent have
Exit polls and early results suggest Bolivian President Evo Morales is headed for defeat in a referendum on whether he can run for a fourth term in
Pope Francis in Bolivia on his South American tour looked somewhat bemused when his host President Evo Morales handed him an unusual gift : a wooden
Bolivian President Evo Morales calls on Europe to rethink its ties with Latin America, saying a trade deal should focus on complementarity and solidarity rather than competition.
Bolivian President Evo Morales has been given clearance by Spain, France and Italy to fly over their territories today after his plane was inspected