Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

MEDIAWATCH

Hiroshima's Healing Hug

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Uganda Terror Trial: Five jailed for life for 2010 Al-Shabaab World Cup Bombings

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

Obama in Hiroshima and Austria's close call (part 1)

Read more

THE WORLD THIS WEEK

French labour strikes, raids on Google and McDonald's (part 2)

Read more

REPORTERS

Ukraine: Searching for missing people in Donbass

Read more

REVISITED

Video: What remains of the Gezi movement in Turkey?

Read more

FRANCE IN FOCUS

Euro 2016: France readies for kick off

Read more

ENCORE!

Anne A-R : The people beyond the numbers: A photographic manifesto from the migrant trail

Read more

ENCORE!

Video: Ken Loach wins his second Palme d'Or in Cannes

Read more

Americas

Morales ends hunger strike as new electoral code is approved

Video by Sophie DAVIDSON

Latest update : 2009-04-15

Bolivian lawmakers have approved a new electoral code which will allow President Evo Morales to run for a second five-year term. Morales had gone on hunger strike for six days to demand the new legislation.

AFP - Bolivia's Congress on Tuesday approved a new electoral code which President Evo Morales had gone on hunger strike to demand.
  
The new legislation -- approved after nine hours of intense debate -- would allow Morales to run for a second five-year term.
  
The bill sets rules for December 6 elections under a controversial new constitution which also gives Bolivia's indigenous communities rights to territory and their own systems of justice.
  
Opposition lawmakers had delayed the passage of the bill, prompting Morales to go on a hunger strike that was to enter its sixth day on Tuesday.
  
"In these moments we are lifting the hunger strike" said Pedro Montes, a leading member of the Bolivian Workers' Center, which had called on thousands of supporters to mimic the fast.
  

Date created : 2009-04-14

COMMENT(S)