Bolivian President Evo Morales declared victory Sunday and exit polls showed him romping to a third term with more than 60 percent of the vote, giving him a strong mandate to expand his leftist reforms.
Bolivia's indigenous President Evo Morales was widely expected to win a third term in power in elections on Sunday, along with a legislative majority that would permit him to push through his leftist reforms.
Bolivians vote Sunday in an election that is almost guaranteed to hand a third consecutive term to President Evo Morales, a former coca farmer whose brand of "indigenous socialism" has expanded the role of the state in a booming economy.
Evo Morales, Bolivia`s first indigenous president, is expected to win a third term against a fragmented opposition Sunday, with a large Congressional majority to continue pushing through his leftist reforms.
Inmates at a Bolivian prison set sheets and clothes on fire to prevent authorities from searching for weapons, three days after a shootout between Bolivian and foreign-born inmates left four people dead and 10 injured, authorities said.
President Michelle Bachelet said Monday she will seek to have the International Criminal Court of Justice declared an inappropriate venue for settling landlocked Bolivia`s demand for access to the Pacific through Chile.