Bolivia’s Evo Morales accepts defeat in term limit referendum

Bolivian President Evo Morales answers questions from the press at Quemado palace in La Paz on February 22, 2016

La Paz (AFP) – Bolivian President Evo Morales conceded on Wednesday he had lost a bid to seek a fourth term, after over 51 percent of voters cast “no” ballots in a weekend referendum.

“We respect the results, it is part of democracy,” the socialist leader told a press conference at the presidential palace. “We have lost a battle, but not the war,” he added.


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