Bolivian President Wins Point, Ends Hunger Strike

By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 14, 2009 3:23 PM CDT
Bolivia's President Evo Morales, right, drinks a beverage during a press conference on his second day of hunger strike.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Bolivian President Evo Morales ended his hunger strike today after the country’s legislature agreed to pass a law further enfranchising his native constituency, Bloomberg reports. The bill passed after Morales reduced his demand for new indigenous voting districts from 14 to seven. “The Bolivian people will never forget this revolutionary process,” the president said moments after ending the five-day fast. (Read more Evo Morales stories.)