Bolivia’s president to seek third term to expand social reforms

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Bolivia's President Evo Morales reads an official statement during a news conference in SucreBy Daniel Ramos LA PAZ (Reuters) – Bolivia’s President Evo Morales will run for re-election in October to press on with his promise of expanding social reforms in the Andean nation, the vice president of the ruling party said on Monday. The former coca farmer became Bolivia’s first indigenous leader in 2006. Historically one of South America’s most unstable countries, Bolivia has enjoyed relative prosperity and calm since Morales came to power. “Our president and vice president are confirmed as candidates for re-election,” Concepcion Ortiz, vice president of the ruling Movement Towards Socialism (MAS), said.