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  Bolivia leader halves his own pay
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Last EditedServo  Jan 27, 2006 12:28pm
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News DateFriday, January 27, 2006 06:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionThe Bolivian new left-wing President, Evo Morales, has cut his salary by more than a half to a little over $1,800 (£1,012) per month.

The decision means that the salaries of all Bolivian public sector employees will be reviewed, as no official can earn more than the president.

Mr Morales said the money saved would be used to increase the numbers of doctors and teachers.

Mr Morales suggested that members of Congress should cut their salaries too.
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