Morales to abolish lifetime salary for presidents

Bolivian President Evo Morales has said that he will present a bill to Congress abolishing the lifetime salary for the country's presidents, according to reports from Bolivia's administrative capital La Paz.

Morales to abolish lifetime salary for presidents
Bolivian President Evo Morales has said that he will present a bill to Congress abolishing the lifetime salary for the country's presidents, according to reports from Bolivia's administrative capital La Paz.

Morales said on Tuesday at a meeting that he will not receive the lifetime salary after his presidential term expires.

The president said the bill, which will help to save money for Bolivia, will be sent to Congress soon.

A former president could enjoy the lifetime salary if he were very poor, but most are millionaires, he said.

Carlos Mesa Gisbert, former Bolivian president, said that what Morales said would trigger disputes and confrontation in the country.

Morales won the presidential election with 53.7 percent of the vote on Dec. 18, 2005, and was sworn in as Bolivia's new president on Jan. 22, 2006.
Last Mod: 14 Haziran 2007, 18:35
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