Bolivia’s Constitution: A Shift in Power

President Evo Morales has added 411 new articles in the constitution. Source: Sebastian Baryli, FlickrIn 2009, Bolivia held an election that would deeply change the country’s future. Not only did its outcome make the previous republic into a plurinational country recognizing the indigenous people’s rights, but it also made the country drop its catholic attachments to become a secular state. As the first indigenous president of the country, Evo Morales is breaking new ground on how to open up for decentralized freedom, the cultivation of coca, and Amerindian traditions.

By Riccard Andersson