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Morales has secured the support of the people

August 11 2008

Bolivian President Evo Morales, according to the results of exit polling at polling stations, scored on a referendum of confidence in the required number of votes to remain in his post, according to Bolivian television. According to the results of the referendum held in the South American republic on Sunday, will be resolved the issue of trust as president and eight governors of Bolivia.

Under the constitution, during the plebiscite, the President and the governors should get more votes than they received in previous elections (in December 2005 for the current head of state Evo Morales voted 53.7% of voters who appeared on sites). Otherwise, elections will be appointed.

As the largest Bolivian television channel ATB, according to exit polls in favor of Morales voted 56,7% of the country's citizens, present themselves to the polls. According to estimates channel Unitel, the president supported the 60.12% of voters. Five of the eight provincial governors, according to journalists, also retained their posts. International observers, including from Russia, believe that the referendum was not serious violations that could affect the results of the will of the people of Bolivia and the balloting, which was attended by about four million people, passed off peacefully.

His official results will be published next week. As conceived by the country's leadership, held a referendum should take the country out of the political crisis caused by the confrontation between the central government to regional authorities. At least five provinces in Bolivia in favor of greater autonomy, not excluding the subsequent separation and the creation of a new public education "A Nation plains. There are major reserves of gas (85%), produced 80% of GDP and two thirds of the population, according to RIA News .

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