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    Bolivian President ’Loses’ Bid for Fourth Term

    He has less staying power than he thought. Exit polls show Evo Morales is narrowly losing a referendum that would have enabled him to run for a fourth term and stay in power through 2025. So far, at least 51 percent appear to have voted against the constitutional amendment. Meanwhile, the opposition is encouraging Morales to “recognize the results” and use his remaining term, until 2020, wisely. But Morales’ team is holding out for a win, hoping that numbers will swing their way as more votes are counted.

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