Bolivia Legislative Assembly Approves Constitutional Change For Extension Of Presidential Term Limits
The Bolivian Legislative Assembly approved a bill to amend the constitution to extend presidential terms. The amendment will allow current President Evo Morales to run for a fourth consecutive term in office. In May 2013, Bolivian Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera signed into law, a constitutional amendment that allowed Morales to run for third term, though the Bolivian Constitution only allows a president to serve two terms.
The bill, which was approved by constitutional committee lawmakers, was passed after a 20-hour session with the required two-thirds majority. A national referendum is yet to be held in order for the bill to be ratified completely.