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Bolivia votes in presidential poll; Morales seen cruising to win

Oct 12, 2014    

LA PAZ (Reuters) - Bolivians voted Sunday in an election that is almost certain to hand a third consecutive term to President Evo Morales, a former coca farmer who promises to consolidate leftist reforms that have expanded the role of the state in a booming economy.Voters lined up early outside a polling station set up in the San Jines college in central La Paz where police patrolled the streets in large numbers. Voting began relatively promptly at 8 a.m., though longer delays were reported in rural areas.Morales' folksy appeal and prudent spending of funds from a natural gas bonanza to financ...

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