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Women make up half of Evo Morales' new Bolivian cabinet

Google (AFP) - Leftist Bolivian President Evo Morales on Saturday swore in a new cabinet of 20 ministers, half of whom are women -- a first in the macho Andean nation.

"My great dream has been fulfilled, half of my cabinet are women, the other half men," said Morales, speaking at a ceremony at the Quemado presidential palace.

Morales, 50, was sworn in for a second five-year term on Friday after he was easily re-elected on December 6.

Female members of his cabinet include Labor Minister Carmen Trujillo; Justice Minister Nilda Copa; Transparency and Anti-Corruption Minister Nardy Suxo; and folk singer and activist Zulma Yugar as minister of culture. Read more.

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