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Evo Morales Could Remain Bolivian President Until 2025 Thanks to New Amendment

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An amendment passed this Saturday by a two-thirds majority in Bolivia allows President Evo Morales to run for re-election once again and possibly stay in office until 2025. Morales described the sense of approval he felt he was getting from his nation. 'It's the feeling of the people, even of Congress; I understand perfectly. I'm not trying to stay in power forever. I also want to tell you, some have said, 'Evo forever,'' he said. Enjoying approval ratings of over 70 percent, the 55-year-old Democratic Socialist is easily one of the most popular presidents in the world.

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