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Bolivia's Morales Ends Hunger Strike


Bolivian President Evo Morales ended his five-day hunger strike Tuesday, after Congress passed a new electoral law making it possible for him to seek re-election in December.

The new law approved early Tuesday calls for general elections to be held on December 6 and gives more seats in Congress to minority indigenous groups.

Mr. Morales is the country's first indigenous president.

President Morales started the hunger strike Thursday after accusing the opposition-controlled Senate of holding up passage of the measure.

Bolivians recently approved a new constitution that allows President Morales to seek a second, five-year term in December elections.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP and AP.

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