Media: Bolivians reject Evo Morales’ bid for fourth presidential term

Exit polls suggest the president of Bolivia will lose a referendum vote to extend his presidency by another term. The country’s vice president has said it is still to early to tell the outcome.

A slight majority of Bolivians rejected Morales’ bid to run for another term as president, local media reported, as the long-reigning leader finds his reputation clouded by corruption scandals.

The referendum asked if the constitution should be amended to allow Morales, who has served as president of Bolivia for a decade, to run for a fourth term.

Local media reported that around 52 percent of people voted no – a blow for Morales, who had said he expected around 70 percent to vote yes.