November 3, 2005
Interim President of Bolivia, Eduardo Rodriguez, has used his presidential
Interim President of Bolivia, Eduardo Rodriguez, has used his presidential decree to break the deadlock in Congress and set a new election date of 18 December. Last week the National Electoral Court cancelled the original polling date of 4 December after Congress failed to agree on redrawing legislative districts. Rodriguez has redistributed congressional seats based on the most recent 2001 census, giving additional seats to the eastern lowland regions where the population has grown fastest.