Indigenous Bolivians consider vote

Bolivians vote in presidential election, but has Morales done enough to keep his job.



    Voters in Bolivia go to the polls on Sunday to decide if President Evo Morales deserves another term in office.

    If Morales wins, as is expected, he will have consolidated his mandate to bring fundamental changes to Bolivia, including his socialist-based economic model and an indigenous power movement meant to reverse centuries of discrimination.

    The president's support comes largely from Bolivia's indigenous majority.

    Since he took office in 2006, Morales has put quotas to give Indians posts in the military and created a special school for aspiring diplomats with native backgrounds. He's also started three indigenous universities.

    Al Jazeera's Teresa Bo visited one to see if students feel their lives have improved under Morales.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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