Bolivian President Evo Morales announced his resignation on Sunday after the nation's military and police urged the leader to step down amid ongoing violent protest across the Latin American country.
Morales, in his resignation speech, expressed hope that the turmoil and unrest across Bolivia would cease on Sunday evening.
"My fight will continue, but I have an obligation to try to secure peace.
For this and many other reasons I am resigning and sending my letter of resignation to the Plurinational Legislative Assembly", Morales said.
Following the resignation of Morales, Bolivian Vice-President Alvaro Marcelo García Linera also submitted his resignation.
Earlier on Sunday, the commander of the Bolivian armed forces, Williams Kaliman, urged President Evo Morales to step down to "bring peace and stability for the benefit of Bolivia".
Protests in the country sparked after Morales secured a new term in a hotly-contested presidential election. »