Bolivia's Evo Morales cruises to reelection

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Monday, October 13, 2014

As expected, Bolivia's socialist President Evo Morales was reelected on Sunday for a third term.

Morales won approximately 60% of the votes against 25% for businessman Samuel Doria Medina of the conservative UD party.

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Morales is on track to becoming the country's longest-serving president: after the 2015-20 term, he will have been in office for 14 years.

Morales became Bolivia's first indigenous president upon first taking office in 2006, when he began to implement a state-focused development model – in which nationalizations have played a key role.