Bolivian Second Term Ratified

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La Paz, Jan 5 (Prensa Latina) Bolivian President Evo Morales and Vice President Alvaro Garcia will be confirmed as top authorities for a second term on Tuesday, after being re-elected in the December 6 elections.

  The speaker of the National Electoral Court (CNE), Roxana Ibarnegaray, informed the act will be made during public ceremony at the Central Bank of Bolivia. This also includes the 36 senators and 130 deputies elected, she added.

Morales and the ruling Movement Towards Socialism (MAS) will continue their government for the 2010-2015 period, after winning 64.22 percent support of voters.

The greatest support was registered in La Paz, where Evo obtained 80.22 percent, followed by Potosi with 79.46 percent, Oruro with 78.22, and Cochabamba with 68.82.

The new victory becomes Morales president of the Plurinational, Community, and Autonomous State, and has reinforced the new system of national territorial administration with the popular win of autonomies in La Paz, Cochabamba, Oruro, Chuquisaca, and Potosi.

The victory also allowed MAS obtain 26 of the 36 seats in Senate, and 88 of the 130 seats in the Lower House.

The first session of the Plurinational Legislative Assembly will be set up on January 22, according to laws in force.

Source: Prensa Latina


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