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Evo Morales Wins in Bolivia with Over 60% of the Vote!

December 6, 2009


 Bolivia’s Morales Claims Victory in Presidential Elections

LA PAZ, Bolivia (AFP)–Leftist President Evo Morales claimed victory in Sunday’s election promising more change in his second term in office, as his party locked in an absolute majority in Congress.

Speaking to followers from the balcony of the presidential palace, Morales said he was happy to be re-elected to office, noting: “by holding two-thirds of Congress it now is my duty to accelerate the pace of change” in Bolivia.

The president received more than 60% of the vote in Sunday’s election, according to exit polls.

Morales also called on the opposition to join the ruling Movement Toward Socialism in the effort.

“Let them come work with me. Bolivia comes first, above any demand from any group or region,” Morales said, standing alongside Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera.

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