ElectionGudie

Dec. 18, 2005 Held

3,102,417
Voted
Bolivia

Plurinational State of Bolivia

Election for President

Results

78%
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

Eliceo RODRIGUEZ PARI8,737

0

Nestor GARCIA ROJAS7,381

0

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.)