ElectionGudie

June 30, 2002 Held

2,778,488
Voted
Bolivia

Plurinational State of Bolivia

Election for Camara de Diputados (Bolivian Chamber of Deputies)

Results

62%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:2,778,488
Valid Votes:2,563,268
Invalid Votes:215,220

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Nationalist Revolutionary Movement 36 624,136

22.50%

Movement toward Socialism 27 581,884

20.90%

New Republican Force 25 581,163

20.90%

Movement of the Revolutionary Left 26 453,375

16.30%

Indigenous Pachakuti Movement 6 169,239

6.10%

Civil Solidarity Union 5 153,210

5.50%

Other Parties - - 103,263

3.70%

Nationalist Democratic Action 4 94,386

3.40%

Socialist Party 1 18,162

0.70%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 130 seats in the Chamber of Deputies (Camara de Diputados)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Jorge Fernando QUIROGA Ramirez *
  • Head of Government: President Jorge Fernando QUIROGA Ramirez
  • 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.

* Should candidates fail to win a majority, the newly elected Congress decides between the top two vote recipients.

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), 62 members are elected through a party-list proportional representation system to serve 5-year terms and 68 members are elected by simple majority vote in single-member constituencies to serve 5-year terms.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: New Republican Force / Nueva Fuerza Republicana (NFR)
    • Leader: Manfred Reyes VILLA
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Deputies election: 25
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: N/A
  • Party: Nationalist Revolutionary Movement / Movimiento Nacionalista Revolucionario (MNR)
    • Leader: Gonzalo SANCHEZ DE LOZADA
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Deputies election: 36
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: 31
  • Party: Movement of the Revolutionary Left (MIR)
    • Leader: Jaime PAZ Zamora
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Deputies election: 26
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: 23
  • Party: Civil Solidarity Union (UCS)
    • Leader: Johnny FERNANDEZ
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Deputies election: 5
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: 21
  • Party: Movement toward Socialism / Movimiento al Socialismo (MAS)
    • Leader: Evo MORALES
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Deputies election: 27
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: N/A
  • Party: Nationalist Democratic Action (ADN)
    • Leader: Jorge Fernando QUIROGA Ramirez
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Deputies election: 4
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: 32
  • Party: Pachakuti Indigenous Movement / Movimiento Indígena Pachakuti (MIP)
    • Leader: Felipe QUISPE
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Deputies election: 6
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: N/A
  • Party: Socialist Party / Partido Socialista (PS)
    • Leader: Rolando MORALES
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Deputies election: 1
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: N/A

Last Legislative election:

  • Legislative elections were last held June 1, 1997.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 8,274,463 ( est.)
  • Registered Voters: 4,164,909

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 4,314,660 (2002)

·         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: 24 (National Congress); 4 (Chamber of Senators) (following 2002 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: 1,241,169 (est.)