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Evo Morales: Former Bolivian President and politician
Juan Evo Morales Ayma is a Bolivian politician and former cocalero activist who served as the 65th President of Bolivia from 2006 to 2009 and as the 1st President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia from 2009 to 2019 following the passing of the 2009 Bolivian Constitution. Widely regarded as the country's first president to come from its indigenous population, his administration focused on the implementation of leftist policies, social programs, and combating the influence of the United States and multinational corporations. Ideologically a socialist, he is the head of the Movement for Socialism (MAS) party.

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Evo Morales returns to Bolivia from exile in Argentina [Video]

Evo Morales returns to Bolivia from exile in Argentina

Thousands of cheering and flag-waving supporters welcomed Morales in Bolivia a year after he was removed from power.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:24Published
Luis Arce promises to ‘rebuild’ Bolivia after huge election win [Video]

Luis Arce promises to ‘rebuild’ Bolivia after huge election win

The result, which was a vindication to Evo Morales’s MAS party, also gave majorities in both houses of Congress.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:12Published
Luis Arce presumed winner of Bolivia presidential election [Video]

Luis Arce presumed winner of Bolivia presidential election

Rival concedes as Evo Morales’s party celebrates big comeback that could further polarise the nation.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:30Published
Bolivia's socialists claim victory in presidential election [Video]

Bolivia's socialists claim victory in presidential election

Bolivia's socialist candidate Luis Arce looks set to win the country's presidential election without the need for a run-off, an unofficial count indicated on Monday, putting the leftwing party of Evo..

Credit: Reuters - Politics     Duration: 02:06Published
Polls close in Bolivia’s high-stakes presidential election [Video]

Polls close in Bolivia’s high-stakes presidential election

Vote follows a year of political turmoil in the Andean nation following the removal of former President Evo Morales.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:32Published

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Bolivia's Evo Morales heads to Cuba for medical treatment

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Bolivia's caretaker President Anez says will run in May election

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Former Bolivian leader Morales holds rally in Argentina marking end of term

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Morales' party names election runners for Bolivia vote

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Bolivia exiled ex-president Morales retracts call for 'armed militias'

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Bolivia's caretaker president seeks to unite opposition to Morales as election battle reignites

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Bolivia prosecutor seeks Spain response over embassy spat

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Bolivia's government expelled Mexican and Spanish diplomats on Monday, escalating a diplomatic dispute after Mexico's embassy in La Paz granted asylum to allies of Bolivia's former socialist president..
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Bolivia expels Mexican ambassador over asylum dispute

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Bolivia is not a Mexican colony, acting foreign minister Longaric tells El Pais

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'I'll be back' within a year, ousted Bolivian leader Morales vows

Ousted Bolivian leader Evo Morales told Reuters he plans to return to his home country by next Christmas, after going into exile in neighboring Argentina following a disputed election.
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Bolivian prosecutors issue arrest warrant for exiled former president Morales

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Bolivia's Morales looks to engineer election win from afar, find successor

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Bolivia's interim leader says arrest warrant to be issued against Morales

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Bolivians queue for chicken and fuel as protests cripple highways

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U.N. warns Bolivia crisis could 'spin out of control' as death toll mounts

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Bolivian police battle with Morales supporters, death toll jumps

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Fallen Bolivian leader Morales: 'No problem' if vote proceeds without me

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