Bolivia to elect special assembly to rewrite constitution after protests

[JURIST] In a move to end two weeks of protests [BBC report], Bolivian President Carlos Mesa [Wikipedia profile; official website in Spanish] Thursday signed a decree for an October 16 election [Reuters report] to pick members of a constituent assembly to rewrite the Bolivian constitution, acceding to a demand of the country's indigenous majority. A referendum will be held the same day to determine whether more power should be shifted from the central government in La Paz to the provinces. Bloomberg has more.



 

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