In Bolivia referendum, President Morales seeks unprecedented fourth term

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An Aymara Indian casts his ballot at a voting center in Jesus de Machaca, Bolivia, Sunday, Feb. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

Bolivians voted on Sunday in a referendum on presidential term limits. A “yes” vote would allow President Evo Morales to run for a fourth term.

The Bolivian leader has been in power for 10 years and wants to run again when his current term ends in 2019. CCTV’s Dan Collyns has more from La Paz.

In Bolivia referendum, President Morales seeks unprecedented fourth term

Bolivians voted on Sunday in a referendum on presidential term limits. CCTV's Dan Collyns has more from La Paz.

Among voters, we found what recent polls show: Bolivians divided over the push for constitutional changes to allow Morales to run for re-election in 2019.

“I voted no because it’s never a good thing when the authorities remain in political office for an unlimited time, especially with a job as difficult as managing the state,” said voter Marleny Aramayo.

Another voter, Felipa Aruquipa, said she voted yes because “for so many years as a country we never moved forward, now we are really advancing and that’s thanks to Evo.”