Test for democracy in Bolivia: Sunday referendum to allow President Evo Morales to run again in 2019

Bolivia votes on Sunday, February 21, on whether to approve a referendum to amend the Constitution to allow President Evo Morales to run for another term in 2019.


(1) Ryan Dube, “Bolivia’s Evo Morales Faces Tough Vote on Referendum; Corruption allegzzations involving a former girlfriend tighten what had long been considered an easy vote to enable long-term president to run again,” Wall Street Jurnal, February 19, 2016.

(2) Ernest Londono, “Love Scandal May Doom Bolivian Leader’s Push for a Fourth Term,” New York Times, February 17, 2016.

(3) “Se tergiversó sentido del Referéndum: Defensor del Pueblo: TSE con poca o ninguna imparcialidad; Uso de recursos públicos para campaña política, parcialidad y agilidad del TCP en atender solicitudes del MAS y empleo de niños en proselitismo, son algunas de las observaciones que realizó,” El Diario (La Paz), 20 de febrero, 2016.

(4) “Referendum: Morales macht Bolivien ein unmoralisches Angebot; Evo Morales bastelt an einer vierten Amtszeit: Der Volksheld der Ureinwohner ist seit zehn Jahren Präsident und will es gerne bis 2025 bleiben. Das nötige Referendum könnte er allerdings verlieren,” Der Spiegel, 19. Februar 2016 (17:54 h).

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