Monday, August 07, 2006

BOLIVIA, EVO WATCH: Evo Opens Constituent Assembly

From The B.B.C.
President Evo Morales of Bolivia has opened an assembly to begin writing a new constitution aimed at giving more power to the indigenous majority.

A wide range of groups are represented on the constituent assembly - including coca-growers, trade unions and miners.

Mr Morales became Bolivia's first indigenous president last year.

However his supporters lack the two-thirds majority required to change the constitution and will need the support of opposition groups.