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In Bolivia, Morales allies win 2/3 of congress


 Electoral authorities say President Evo Morales' party retained two-thirds control of Bolivia's legislative assembly in this month's elections.

   The result announced Wednesday would make it easier for Morales to seek indefinite re-election because a two-thirds majority is required to amend the constitution. An amendment would then need to be approved by voters.

   Morales won a third consecutive term in the Oct. 12 balloting, garnering 61 percent of the vote.

   Bolivia's first indigenous president said afterward that he's not thinking about a fourth term.

   Morales' Movement Toward Socialism party won 25 of the Senate's 36 seats and 89 of the 130 seats in the lower house.

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