Morales looks to broaden appeal

Bolivia's president tries to forge links with middle class in bid to be re-elected.

    Polls are suggesing that Evo Morales, the Bolivian president, is likely to clinch a first-round win in Sunday's national election.

    The populist leader has already nationalised the country's natural gas reserves, ushered in a new constitution and re-distributed land to the nations' indigenous majority.

    While his first term in office has made him immensely popular among Bolivia's poor, it has also antagonised the country's traditional powerbrokers.

    Now Morales is trying to reach out to the country's middle class.

    Al Jazeera's Teresa Bo reports.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    Interactive: Coding like a girl

    What obstacles do young women in technology have to overcome to achieve their dreams? Play this retro game to find out.

    Heron Gate mass eviction: 'We never expected this in Canada'

    Hundreds face mass eviction in Canada's capital

    About 150 homes in one of Ottawa's most diverse and affordable communities are expected to be torn down in coming months

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    I remember the day … I designed the Nigerian flag

    In 1959, a year before Nigeria's independence, a 23-year-old student helped colour the country's identity.