Bolivian president facing election blow amid road protests

Guardian: Bolivia's president, Evo Morales, appears to have suffered his first electoral defeat since taking power in 2005, amid growing protests against the construction of a road through indigenous lands in the Amazon. An estimated 5.2 million voters were expected at the polls to elect 28 national judges and 28 other members of the judiciary. But according to one preliminary count, around 45% of voters spoiled their ballots while around 20% abstained. The high proportion of spoilt ballots was widely......

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