Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Bolivian Assembly Shows Split in Vote

Bolivia assembly shows vote split

The party of Bolivian President Evo Morales has finished well ahead in the vote for an assembly which will rewrite the country's constitution.

But final results show his MAS party won 137 out 255 seats, short of the two-thirds needed for full control.

Correspondents say this could make it harder for Mr Morales to push through some of his proposed reforms.

Results from a referendum held at the same time show 57.59% voting against moves to grant regions more autonomy.

Four regions were in favour - Santa Cruz, Tarija, Pando and Beni, which are all rich in natural resources.

But the other five regions all roundly rejected the proposal.

Correspondents say it is not clear whether or not this result is a mandate for autonomy in the regions that voted for it. The situation in the economically-powerful Santa Cruz province is particularly tense.

President Morales himself was opposed to the moves to grant more regional autonomy.

Bolivia has already seen radical change since he took office in January, promising to reform the constitution and give more power to indigenous peoples.

He has already nationalised the oil and gas industries, begun redistributing land, and cut public sector salaries.

The 2 July vote for a constituent assembly put his MAS party well ahead with 137 seats, followed by the conservative Podemos alliance which won 60.

The remaining 58 seats are split between 14 other political groups.

The assembly is due to be inaugurated on 6 August, and will spend between six months and a year drawing up a new draft constitution that will then be voted on by the people.

Story from BBC NEWS:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/go/pr/fr/-/2/hi/americas/5168700.stm
Published: 2006/07/11 13:46:42 GMT

1 comment:

THIRD WORLD WAR said...

EVO MORALES MUST EXPELL ALL UNMIXED WHITES TO SPAIN TO BOOST SPAIN’S DECLINING POPULATION- Evo Morales should confiscate all business and property of unmixed White Spaniards in Bolivia and forcibly expel them to Spain to shore up the declining population of spain to save Spain from extinction. The Moscow conference on Future of White Race bemoaned the fact that population of White Orthodox and White Catholics declining at alarming rates and it can only mean the demise of White Orthodoxy and White Catholicism in Europe. Spain would cease to exist as a White Nation in Europe because of its declining population. Aymara Inca Indian President Evo Morales would do a great favor to White Spain if he confiscated all property and businesses of unmixed white Spaniards living in Bolivia and forcibly expelled them to Spain to shore up the declining population of Spain. Spain should pass a legislation to require all its unmixed white Spaniards currently living in Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador, Central America to pack up and leave for Spain lest Spain become depopulated by population decline. Unmixed white Spaniards must pack up and leave Bolivia, Andean America and Central America and return to mother country Spain. Kalki Gaur reports on Times of America.

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