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Comments: Bolivia’s Congress calls for early general elections this year

The step was considered necessary to avert a new political crisis as the ones that toppled two presidents in two yearsOn the first week of December, Bolivians will have the chance to renew the whole of the political system, as the Congress finally voted on Tuesday to call on early general elections. Lawmakers also passed a bill allowing the election of a special assembly to reform the constitution and hold a referendum on regional autonomies by July 2006

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