Evo Morales officially scores a resounding win in Bolivian presidential poll

By Incorrect Author 8 December 2009

Following his big win in Bolivia’s presidential election, Evo Morales appears poised to move forward on a new constitution, as well as social and economic policies that would put the country’s indigenous majority at the heart of Bolivia's government and society. Preliminary tallies now show Morales, an Aymara Indian, won at least 61% of the vote, easily defeating his conservative opponents. This is a higher level of support than in his first election victory. It is the first time since 1964 that an incumbent Bolivian president has won a second term in a country usually synonymous with coups and political instability. For more, read the BBC