Marxist Bolivian President Evo Morales, a Hugo Chavez lackey, won a referendum today in Bolivia to further nationalize key industries and continue to redistribute the nation’s wealth.
He campaigned on “change.”
Bolivian President Evo Morales, a former coca farmer, holds a portrait made with coca leaves of Ernesto ‘Che’ Guevara, the Argentine-born Cuban revolutionary who died in his unsuccessful attempt to bring communism to Bolivia, in La Paz, March 13, 2006. (Reuters)
The BBC reported:
Bolivia’s President Evo Morales has claimed victory in a referendum on whether he should continue in power.
Unofficial results gave Mr Morales a convincing win, and he promised to continue his reforms, including the nationalisation of key industries.
Four of six opposition governors, who have led violent protests against the president and demand more autonomy, also won the right to stay in office.
The outcome of the vote is likely to leave Bolivia a divided, analysts say.
“What the Bolivian people have expressed with their votes today is the consolidation of change,” Mr Morales told thousands of cheering supporters in La Paz.
“We’re here to move forward with the recovery of our natural resources, the consolidation of nationalisation, and the state takeover of companies,” he told the crowd from the balcony of the presidential palace.
However, a coalition of the Marxist’s political enemies also won their elections on Sunday.
Morales asked them “to work together” with him.
They immediately declined.
Earlier this year the dopey president Morales called to ban capitalism during his speech at the UN.
Venezuela and Iran announced this weekend that they would be loaning the Marxist Morales Government 225 million dollars to create a state cement company.