Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Good Old Boy #66

Evo Morales, President of Bolivia, has been trying to reform the constitution to help the poorer indigenous people, who make up the majority of people in Bolivia but who have been marginalised by the elite in the past.

He encountered fierce resistance to his attempts, and so decided to have a recall referendum, giving the people the chance to vote him out midway through his term of office if they didn't support what he was doing.

The vote was on Sunday, and unofficial results show that he won convincingly, receiving more than 60% of the vote.

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