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Morales' Party Wins Majority in Bolivia's Assembly Vote

Bolivia's elections court has confirmed that President Evo Morales' party won more than half the seats in the nation's constituent assembly election last week.

The official count released Tuesday shows that Mr. Morales' Movement Toward Socialism (MAS) party won 137 of the assembly's 255 seats.

That result leaves MAS short of the two-thirds needed to control the assembly, which will rewrite the constitution.

Coming in second was the main opposition PODEMOS alliance with 60 seats.

A referendum held at the same time on whether the national government will grant Bolivian states greater autonomy failed in a majority of states.

Some information for this report was provided by Reuters.