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Junta names Army chief to be Bolivian President

Vowing to proceed with elections on schedule next April, Bolivia's new three-man junta appointed Gen. Guido Vildoso to become the impoverished Andean nation's 16th President in 16 years.

General Vildoso, the current Army chief, has been linked to the scandal-ridden regime of former President Luis Garcia Meza. He was named Monday by the junta to replace Gen. Celso Torrelio, who resigned last week after 10 months in office. No person elected president by voters in Bolivia has taken office since 1964.

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