ElectionGudie

Dec. 18, 2005 Held

3,102,417
Voted
Bolivia

Plurinational State of Bolivia

Election for Camara de Senadores (Bolivian Chamber of Senators)

Results

78%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:3,102,417
Valid Votes:2,873,801
Invalid Votes:228,616

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Movement toward Socialism 12 - 1,544,374

53.74%

Social and Democratic Power 13 - 821,745

28.59%

National Unity Front 1 - 224,090

7.80%

Revolutionary Nationalist Movement 1 - 185,859

6.47%

Indigenous Pachakuti Movement - - 61,948

2.16%

New Republican Force - - 19,667

0.68%

Agrarian Patriotic Front of Bolivia - - 8,737

0.30%

Workers' Social Union of Bolivia - - 7,381

0.26%

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 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. 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 parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: Movement toward Socialism / Movimiento al Socialismo (MAS)
    Leader: Juan Evo MORALES AIMA
    Seats won in this Chamber of Senators election: 12
    Seats won in last Chamber of Senators election: 8
    Seats won in this Chamber of Deputies election: 72
    Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: 27
  • Party: Poder Democrático y Social (PODEMOS)
    Leader: Jorge Tuto QUIROGA RAMIREZ
    Seats won in this Chamber of Senators election: 13
    Seats won in last Chamber of Senators election: N/A
    Seats won in this Chamber of Deputies election: 43
    Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: N/A
  • Party: National Unity Front / Frente de Unidad Nacional (UN)
    Leader: Samuel Jorge DORIA MEDINA AUZA
    Seats won in this Chamber of Senators election: 1
    Seats won in last Chamber of Senators election: N/A
    Seats won in this Chamber of Deputies election: 8
    Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: N/A
  • Party: Revolutionary Nationalist Movement / Movimiento Nacionalista Revolucionario (MNR)
    Leader: Mirtha QUEVEDO ACALINOVIC
    Seats won in this Chamber of Senators election: 1
    Seats won in last Chamber of Senators election: 11
    Seats won in this Chamber of Deputies election: 7
    Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: 36
  • Party: Indigenous Pachakuti Movement / Movimiento Indígena Pachakuti (MIP)
    Leader: Felipe QUISPE HUANCA
    Seats won in this Chamber of Senators election: 0
    Seats won in last Chamber of Senators election: 0
    Seats won in this Chamber of Deputies election: 0
    Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: 6
  • Party: New Republican Force / Nueva Fuerza Republicana (NFR)
    Leader: N/A
    Seats won in this Chamber of Senators election: 0
    Seats won in last Chamber of Senators election: 2
    Seats won in this Chamber of Deputies election: 0
    Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: 25
  • Party: Agrarian Patriotic Front of Bolivia / Frente Patriótico Agropecuario de Bolivia (FREPAB)
    Leader: N/A
    Seats won in this Chamber of Senators election: 0
    Seats won in last Chamber of Senators election: N/A
    Seats won in this Chamber of Deputies election: 0
    Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: N/A
  • Party: Workers' Social Union of Bolivia / Union Social de los Trabajadores de Bolivia (USTB)
    Leader: Nestor GARCIA ROJAS
    Seats won in this Chamber of Senators election: 0
    Seats won in last Chamber of Senators election: N/A
    Seats won in this Chamber of Deputies election: 0
    Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: N/A

Last Legislative election:

  • Elections for the Chamber of Senators and the Chamber of Deputies were last held on June 30, 2002.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 8,857,870 (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

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

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.)