IFES

Dec. 18, 2005 Held

Bolivia

Plurinational State of Bolivia

Election for President

Results

Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:3,102,417
Valid Votes:2,873,801
Invalid Votes:104,570

Candidates:

Juan Evo MORALES AIMA1,544,374

53.74

Jorge Tuto QUIROGA RAMIREZ821,745

28.59

Samuel Jorge DORIA MEDINA AUZA224,090

7.80

Michiaki NAGATANI MORISHITA185,859

6.47

Felipe QUISPE HUANCA61,948

2.16

Gildo ANGULO CABRERA19,667

0.6843549709948601

Eliceo RODRIGUEZ PARI8,737

0.3040224427509073

Nestor GARCIA ROJAS7,381

0.25683754720664376

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Bolivia

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Eduardo RODRIGUEZ Veltze *
  • Head of Government: President Eduardo RODRIGUEZ Veltze
  • Assembly: Bolivia has a bicameral National Congress (Congreso Nacional) consisting of the Chamber of Senators (Camara de Senadores) with 27 seats and the Chamber of Deputies (Camara de Diputados) with 130 seats.

* President Eduardo RODRIGUEZ Veltze has been in office since June 9, 2005 following the resignation of Carlos Diego MESA Gisbert; the latter became president after elected president Gonzalo SANCHEZ DE LOZADA resigned in October 2003.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the Chamber of Senators (Camara de Senadores) 27 members are elected through a party-list proportional representation system to serve 5-year terms. In the Chamber of Deputies (Camara de Diputados), 68 members are elected from districts to serve 5-year terms and 62 members are elected through a party-list proportional representation system to serve 5-year terms.

Main Candidates in the Presidential race:

  • Juan Evo MORALES AIMA
    • Party: Movement toward Socialism / Movimiento al Socialismo (MAS)
  • Jorge Tuto QUIROGA RAMIREZ
    • Party: Poder Democrático y Social (PODEMOS)
  • Samuel Jorge DORIA MEDINA AUZA
    • Party: National Unity Front / Frente de Unidad Nacional (UN)
  • Michiaki NAGATANI MORISHITA
    • Party: Revolutionary Nationalist Movement / Movimiento Nacionalista Revolucionario (MNR)
  • Felipe QUISPE HUANCA
    • Party: Indigenous Pachakuti Movement / Movimiento Indígena Pachakuti (MIP)
  • Gildo ANGULO CABRERA
    • Party: New Republican Force / Nueva Fuerza Republicana (NFR)
  • Eliceo RODRIGUEZ PARI
    • Party: Agrarian Patriotic Front of Bolivia / Frente Patriótico Agropecuario de Bolivia (FREPAB)
  • Nestor GARCIA ROJAS
    • Party: Workers' Social Union of Bolivia / Union Social de los Trabajadores de Bolivia (USTB)

Last Presidential election:

  • Elections for the president were last held on June 30, 2002. As a result of no candidate winning a majority, Gonzalo SANCHEZ DE LOZADA Bustamante was chosen president by the National Congress with 84 votes against Evo MORALES with 43 votes.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 8,857,870 (July 2005 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 3,671,152 (December 2005 )

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 4,550,478 (2005)

·         Is Bolivia a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (30 May 1980)

·         Has Bolivia ratified CEDAW: Yes (8 June 1990)

·         Gender Quota: Yes

·         Female candidates in this election: No

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 22 (National Congress); 1 (Chamber of Senators) (following 2005 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 119 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Low (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is Bolivia a signatory to CRPD: Yes (13 August 2007)

·         Has Bolivia ratified CRPD: Yes (16 November 2009)

·         Population with a disability: 1,328,680 (est.)