Agence France-PresseMay 21, 2013 05:15
Bolivia has passed a law allowing leftist President Evo Morales to seek a third term in elections next year, after the country's highest court had earlier approved the move in a binding decision.
The tribunal determined last month that Morales, the first indigenous president of South America's poorest nation, could run for a third straight term. The law passed by Congress on Monday reaffirms the verdict.
Morales was found able to seek immediate re-election because his first term did not take place under the current constitution, which only allows two terms.