Bolivia's highest court cleared the way for President Evo Morales to run for a fourth term in 2019 despite voters' rejection of such a move in a referendum last year.
Thousands of Bolivians took to the streets to protest against President Evo Morales’ attempt to get re-elected despite the fact that the constitution does not allow for a fourth consecutive term. The demonstrations that took place in the country’s nine regional capitals warned President Morales that the people of Bolivia will not allow him to participate in any more elections.
Despite what most Bolivians voted for on February 21, that is against the incumbent president being eligible to run for yet another re-election,
President Evo Morales of Bolivia has narrowly lost a referendum to allow him to stand for a fourth term in office, exit polls suggest. One poll suggests 52.3% voted against the proposal to amend the constitution, while another suggests it was 51%. However, Morales's deputy has predicted Bolivia's first head of state of indigenous origin could still win, as official results trickle in.
President of Bolivia Evo Morales on Thursday was sworn in for the third time as his country's head of state, and set as his primary objective reduce further poverty levels up to the end of his term in 2020.
Bolivian President Evo Morales called Wednesday for a halt to the crazy race of destroying the Earth in the name of development after being invested as Indian leader in a ritual at the pre-Colombian ruins of Tiahuanaco, located some 71 kilometers from La Paz.
President Evo Morales swept to a third term with 61% of the vote, electoral officials said in confirming the result. The October 12 balloting was a massive vote of support and a strong mandate to expand his reforms which will have a swift legislative discussion since Morales party obtained two thirds of the Legislative Assembly benches.
Evo Morales easily won an unprecedented third term as Bolivia’s president Sunday on the strength of the economic and political stability brought by his government, according to unofficial results.
Organization of American States, OAS, Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza apologized to Bolivian president Evo Morales for the disclosure of a letter in which the indigenous leader back in 2008 when the discussion of a new constitution pledged he would not run for a third consecutive mandate.