Evo Morales hails ‘new Bolivia’ as constitution is approved


Bolivians yesterday approved a new constitution granting more power to the country’s indigenous majority and rolling back half a millennium of colonialism, discrimination and humiliation.

After a bruising struggle between supporters and opponents of the president, Evo Morales, the country voted to adopt the new constitution in a referendum.

The charter confirms Bolivia – the second poorest country in South America after Guyana – as a leader in the regional “pink tide” of leftwing governments that have ousted traditional elites and challenged US influence.


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