Many young Bolivians heading to the polls on Sunday to vote in a general election have no memory of anyone but President Evo Morales leading the Andean nation. The indigenous politician is running for a fourth term in office and if he wins, he will be in power until 2025.His critics say he has ignored a referendum in which Bolivians voted to restrict presidents to two terms.And yet, opinion polls suggest he has a wide lead over his nearest rival. Who is in the running?Incumbent Evo Morales is again running for his Movement for Socialism (Mas) party. EPAEvo Morales13 years, 9 monthsin power38 yearsleading the coca growers’ union54%of the votes won in 2005 election64%of the votes won in 2009 election61%of votes won in 2014 electionSource: BBC MonitoringRead our profile of Evo Morales: Fourteen years and countingMr Morales’ main rival for the presidency is Carlos Mesa, who is running for the Civic Community (Comunidad Ciudadana) political alliance.ReutersCarlos Mesa19 monthsas president between 2003 and 2005Came to powerafter the then-president resignedJournalistwho worked in print and TVFilm buffwho founded the Bolivian Film InstituteMaritime disputerepresented Bolivia at the International Court of JusticeSource: BBC MonitoringThird in opinion polls is Senator Óscar Ortiz, who is standing for… Read full this story
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