Bolivian President Evo Morales Resigns Over Calls Of Election Fraud

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Bolivian President Evo Morales Resigns Over Calls Of Election Fraud
One of Latin America's longest-serving leaders is stepping down after three weeks of deadly protests against him.
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One of Latin America's longest-serving leaders is stepping down after three weeks of deadly protests.

"I have listened to the Central Workers Union, also listening to the Catholic Church, I have decided to resign from my position as president," Evo Morales said. 

Bolivia's now-former president Evo Morales served for nearly 14 years. He was also Bolivia's first indigenous president. 

Hundreds of Bolivians poured into the streets to celebrate the resignation Sunday. 

It's a far cry from the the past three weeks, when three protesters died and hundreds were injured in a movement against Morales.  

Protesters and opposition leaders accused Morales of rigging the vote in Bolivia's October 20 election. Morales denies the accusations. 

The Organization of American States audited the election. 

According to the final report, its team couldn't validate the results of the election, and recommended another election under "new electoral authorities." 

Morales promised new elections after the OAS report. Hours later he resigned. 

Morales later tweeted saying he's not leaving the country, adding "If someone thinks we are stealing, then tell me. Present the proof."

Bolivia's vice president and leaders of both chambers of congress also resigned, making opposition lawmaker Jeanine Añez next in line for the post.

She said she would assume the presidency and call new elections. 

Additional reporting from Newsy affiliate CNN.