To Stay In Power, Bolivia's President Pushes Referendum
Evo Morales wants to change the constitution to be able to run for office indefinitely. A referendum will decide if he is able to change the law.By Mari Jo Valero | September 4, 2015
One of Latin America's most influential socialist leaders wants another term in office. But in order to be eligible for another term, he needs to change the country's constitution. Again.
Bolivian President Evo Morales, currently serving his third term, says he will decide to change the constitution he drafted himself in 2009 if it's the will of the people. The issue is on a public referendum ballot, but his fourth campaign for office is already in motion.
Morales has been in power for nine years, and if the referendum passes he could remove the limit on how many times a president can run for office.