Friday, January 27, 2006

Evo Morales' First Move

Evo Morales was recently elected president of Bolivia. He has just fulfilled a campaign promise by reducing his own pay by more than half. Further, since no public official may earn more than the President, this means that a full review will happen shortly.

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

I've no real comment on this yet; I just want to draw some attention to it because, being perfectly honest, I've never heard of any politician reducing his own pay before.