Bolivia leader calls for referendum

Evo Morales, the president of Bolivia, has called for a nationwide referendum to decide whether he and nine regional governors should remain in their posts.

Bolivia leader calls for referendum
Six of the country's nine regions are controlled by his political opponents.

Morales said on Wednesday: "If the people say 'Evo's going', I've got no problem. I am democratic.

"The people will say who's going and who's staying to guarantee this process of change."

He said he would send a bill to congress on Thursday to call the referendum vote.

Morales did not provide more details on the referendum or the questions voters would be asked.

Allies of the president hold a majority in the lower house of congress, but not in Bolivia's senate.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 06 Aralık 2007, 14:58