Referendum to Let Bolivian President Seek a Fourth Term Appears Headed for Defeat

February 22, 2016 2:26 AM

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Referendum to Let Bolivian President Seek a Fourth Term Appears Headed for Defeat

LA PAZ, Bolivia — A referendum that would allow the Bolivian president, Evo Morales, to run for a fourth term looked imperiled on Sunday, as early exit polls predicted that it would fail by a small margin and the president’s rivals declared victory.

Television exit polls showed that a slim majority of voters, in the single digits, had turned down Mr. Morales’s bid to change the Constitution to allow him to run again and possibly serve as president until 2025.

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