Bolivia — President Evo Morales has agreed to stand for election in a nationwide recall vote, gambling that Bolivians will re-elect him after just two years in office.
Congress on Thursday passed a bill ordering the recall referendum, but did not set a date. Morales says he will sign the bill.
The measure would require Morales and Bolivia's nine state governors to win both a greater percentage and total number of votes than they did in 2005. If they fall short, they will face a new general election.
Morales proposed a recall vote to shore up support last year, amid a fierce political battle over his draft constitution.
Bolivian state governors did not immediately respond.