Evo Morales coasts to 3rd term as Bolivia's president

October 13, 2014 1:20 PM

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Evo Morales coasts to 3rd term as Bolivia's president

LA PAZ, Bolivia -- Evo Morales coasted to victory in Bolivia's presidential elections, winning an unprecedented third term as voters rewarded the former coca grower for delivering economic and political stability in what has traditionally been one of South America's most ungovernable nations.

Morales, a native Aymara Indian, received 60 per cent of the vote against 25 per cent for cement magnate Samuel Doria Medina, the top vote-getter among four challengers in Sunday's election, according to a quick count of voting stations by the polling firm Ipsos for ATB television. Official partial ...

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