ElectionGudie

June 30, 2002 Held

2,778,488
Voted
Bolivia

Plurinational State of Bolivia

Election for Camara de Senadores (Bolivian Chamber of Senators)

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 11 None

Movement for Socialism 8 None

Movement for the Revolutionary Left 5 None

New Republican Force 2 None

Nationalist Democratic Action 1 None

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 27 seats in the Chamber of Senators (Camara de Senadores)

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 Senators election: 2
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Senators election: N/A
  • Party: Nationalist Revolutionary Movement / Movimiento Nacionalista Revolucionario (MNR)
    • Leader: Gonzalo SANCHEZ DE LOZADA
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Senators election: 11
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Senators election: 4
  • Party: Movement of the Revolutionary Left (MIR)
    • Leader: Jaime PAZ Zamora
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Senators election: 5
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Senators election: 7
  • Party: Civil Solidarity Union (UCS)
    • Leader: Johnny FERNANDEZ
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Senators election: 0
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Senators election: 21
  • Party: Movement toward Socialism / Movimiento al Socialismo (MAS)
    • Leader: Evo MORALES
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Senators election: 7
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Senators election: N/A
  • Party: Nationalist Democratic Action (ADN)
    • Leader: Jorge Fernando QUIROGA Ramirez
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Senators election: 1
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Senators election: 11

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.)