Bolivian Cabinet resigns; Morales` popularity down
All 17 ministers of Bolivian President Evo Morales` Cabinet have stepped down.
La Paz (Bolivia): All 17 ministers of
Bolivian President Evo Morales` Cabinet have stepped down in
an expected move that comes as the president completes the
first year of his second term.
Morales has seen his popularity numbers fall from 70
per cent a year ago to 36 per cent this week, in part due to
his now-abandoned attempt to hike gasoline prices, a move that
caused widespread protests.
Morales completed the first year of his second
four-year term yesterday, prompting the ministers to tender
their resignations today in a collective letter that Foreign
Minister David Choquehuanca read to a news conference.
Despite the resignations, Morales has shown resistance
to making widespread Cabinet changes as some sectors have