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Bolivian election set for Dec. 18

Bolivia’s interim president broke a standoff over the redistribution of congressional seats, paving the way for the presidential election, set for Dec. 18. Hoping to end a political crisis that has claimed two presidencies, Bolivia’s interim ruler has issued a decree setting elections for Dec. 18 and breaking a standoff over the redistribution of congressional seats.The three main presidential candidates backed the decision by President Eduardo Rodríguez late Tuesday, but officials in the eastern city Santa Cruz said they were keeping legal options open on his decree on the congressional seats, which left them one seat short of what they wanted. Full Story

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