Thursday, 21 August 2008

Bolivia: Historic Vote Confirms Will for Change

Evo Morales, president of Bolivia
by Federico Fuentes
16 August 2008
With 99% of the votes counted, Bolivia's first indigenous president won a crushing 67.43% majority in the August 10 recall referendum. Surpassing the 53.7% he received in the 2005 national elections, which until then was the highest vote recorded by a presidential candidate in Bolivia's history, the result confirmed the broad support for the Morales government's project for wide-ranging social change.

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