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Quiroga Concedes Defeat in Bolivian Election

Bolivia's right wing presidential candidate Jorge Quiroga has conceded defeat to leftist Evo Morales following Sunday's elections.

The concession clears the way for Mr. Morales to become the country's first indigenous president. But if he failed to win at least 50 percent of the ballot, Bolivia's Congress will have the task of choosing a president from the top two finishers.

Mr. Morales, a coca farmer, has said he would reverse efforts to eradicate coca fields and increase government control of the country's natural gas resources.

Bolivians also elected a new vice president and Congress Sunday. The vote was monitored by international observers and 50,000 police and security personnel