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Evo Morales wins in Bolivia

19 December 2005

Before the election, deUgarte complains that oD's article by Nick Buxton on Evo Morales is typical of a "European myopic vision" that "fails to see a charismatic, nationalistic, racist, populist leader as a danger". Buxton says he wrote the article to counter exaggerated US press representations of the Bolivian presidential candidate as a future "narco-communist dictator". The LA Times this morning reports a win for Morales. He needed 50% to win, and "quick counts" so far indicate he has 51%.

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