Explainer: Bolivia’s ‘Evo’ – socialist icon or would-be dictator?

“The election – expected to be the toughest challenge to Morales’ rule yet – has sparked debate about President “Evo” as he is often known” writes Midwest Communications Inc for Morales, who swept into power in 2006 pledging to bolster Bolivia’s marginalized indigenous groups, is leading in opinion polls ahead of the Oct. 20 vote.”Being in power for over a decade is now starting to wear on President Evo Morales’ government and its legitimacy,” said Marcelo Arequipa, a political science professor in Bolivia.

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