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Landslide Victory Expected for Evo Morales in Bolivia Presidential Election: Polls
To Lead Bolivia with Socialism for 3rd Consecutive Term
Bolivia’s incumbent President Evo Morales

On the strength of his popularity as chief architect of his country’s economic resurgence Bolivia’s incumbent President Evo Morales is expected to win a third term comfortably in the presidential elections held in Bolivia on Oct. 12 (Sunday), 2014, the world-famous news media predicted.

President Morales is exptected to garner a lion's share of the votes, edging out his closest competitor, Samuel Doria Medina, a cement mogul, who will receive only a modest percent of the votes, according to the opinion polls conducted by the media.

On the day the estimated 6 million voters of the Andean nation also voted to elect lawmakers for its Congress dominated by Morales’ Movement toward Socialism Party.

Analysts predicted his landslide victory will be due mainly to a series of his economic growth policies for the Andean nation based on his social beliefs.

Previously surveys showed that over 75 percent of Bolivians approved of his performance as their president.

Long suffered from years of economic and political instability the landlocked Bolivia has recorded an average of over 5 percent of annual economic growth since President Morales was inaugurated as its president in January of 2006.

A former coca farmer who never went to college President Morales expanded the role of the state in a booming economy.

He nationalized oil and gas and other key industries and used the profits for the social welfare programs, building roads and schools.

The Andean nation’s oil and gas revenues now account for 35 percent of its GDP (gross domestic product) compared with 10 percent eight years before.

Often called the “Teflon president” by media pundits the self-described socialist is now poised to lead his nation of some 10 million people for his third consecutive term.

President Morales is known to harbor his socialist beliefs, often quoting Marx and Engels.

He was raised up by llama farmers and did not go to university. Like most voters, he is of indigenous descent. He worked for years as the leader of a coca-growers’ union.

Juan Evo Morales Ayma was born on Oct. 26, 1959). He was popularly known as Evo.

On Oct. 12, 2014 he was elected by landslide as president of Bolivia to serve his third consecutive term.

The noted footballer has been serving as president of the Andean nation since 2006.

He is widely regarded as Bolivia’s first democratically-elected president to come from the indigenous population.

His administration has focused on the implementation of leftist policies, poverty reduction, and combating the influence of the United States and transnational corporations in Bolivia.

A democratic socialist, he is the head of the Movement for Socialism (MAS) political party in Bolivia.




 

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