Bolivia's constituent assembly has met for the first time in the country's administrative capital Sucre. In his opening address, President Evo Morales said the moment had come to found Bolivia anew and end social inequality in South America's poorest nation. A new constitution granting all Bolivians equal rights must be ready in one year to be presented to the electorate in a referendum. One of the subjects before the constituent assembly is the nationalisation of Bolivia's oil and gas industry. Also on the agenda are land reforms intended to benefit the indigenous population. To realise his plans, however, the president will need the support of other parties.