Morales Ends Hunger Strike
15 Apr 09 | AJE
Evo Morales, the Bolivian president, has ended his five-day hunger strike after Bolivia’s congress approved a new election law.
The law permits Morales to stand again for election on December 6, reserves 14 congressional seats for indigenous candidates and permits expatriates to vote.
The Bolivian president spent several nights on a mattress on the floor of Bolivia’s presidential palace, surrounded by banners and supporters and chewing coca leaves to ward off hunger after beginning the strike.
Recent polls suggest that Morales, the Andean nation’s first indigenous president and a critic of the United States who has yet to announce his candidacy, will most likely win re-election. >>>