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Bolivia’s President Evo Morales Announces Re-election Plans

LADB Article ID: 79201
Category/Department: Bolivia
Date: 2014-01-31
By: Andrés Gaudín

As Bolivian President Evo Morales begins the last year of his second term, his re-election as president of the Plurinational State of Bolivia appears assured. If elected next October, he could continue in office until 2020. Both sympathetic and unfriendly political scientists and analysts—in Bolivia social tensions have reached an extreme in which there is no room for middle-of-the-road or undefined positions—believe that, based on current economic indicators and inclusive social policies that have brought the majority indigenous population into economic and educational systems, there’s no possibility that the right could oust the current government in an election.

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