Morales a shoo-in for third-term victory

October 10, 2014 6:43 PM

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Evo Morales, the former coca growers' union leader who seems certain to win an unprecedented third term in Sunday's presidential elections, has become such an institution in Bolivia that stadiums, markets, schools, state enterprises and even a village have been named in his honor.

The country's first indigenous president long ago capitalized on his everyman origins, anti-imperialist rhetoric and his Movement Toward Socialism party's consolidation of control over state institutions. But his staying power may best be credited to the country's accompanying economic and political...

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