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Bolivia leader seeks 19-year rule via tense referendum

February 19
19:06 2016

Bolivians vote Sunday on whether to let their first indigenous president Evo Morales extend his term to 19 years, in a divisive referendum marred by corruption allegations and deadly violence. Morales, a 56-year-old Aymara Indian, grew up in a home without running water but rose to become Bolivia's longest-serving president. Until recently, polls had shown voters evenly divided in the referendum on whether to let Morales run for a fourth term that could keep him in office until 2025.

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