Bolivia’s Morales to Seek Re-Election With Constitutional Change

Bolivia’s ruling party will seek to change the constitution to allow President Evo Morales to seek another five years in office when his term ends in 2020.

Morales’ MAS party will present a bill to Congress proposing the change, the government’s ABI news agency reported on its website, citing Juan Domingo Vasquez, a spokesman for Conalcam, which coordinates the government’s actions with trade unions and social movements.

Morales took office in 2005 and won re-election in 2009. He won a third term last year after the Supreme Court said the bar on re-election didn’t apply as his first term came before Bolivia’s new constitution was signed.

The law required to amend the constitution will be put to a referendum, Vasquez said. “We will bow to the people as representatives of the people,” he said.

Before it's here, it's on the Bloomberg Terminal. LEARN MORE