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Bolivian President Morales Agrees To Recall Vote 


Bolivian President Evo Morales has agreed to hold a recall election, two years after he was elected to office.

He had suggested the vote in December as a referendum on his draft constitution and policies. The idea languished until it was revived by opposition politicians this week.

Mr. Morales says he will sign the recall bill into law and let the people decide if he should continue as leader or new general elections be held. The vote must be held within 90 days.

The move comes in the wake of an overwhelming vote for autonomy by Bolivia's wealthy Santa Cruz region last Sunday - a vote Mr. Morales condemned as divisive and illegal.

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