July 2, 2006 Held



Voter Participation

Cast Votes:3,138,324
Valid Votes:2,917,329
Invalid Votes:103,627

Referendum Vote Share

This referendum asks voters: “Do you agree, within the framework of national unity, with giving the Constituent Assembly the binding mandate to establish a regime of departmental autonomy, applicable immediately after the promulgation of the new Political Constitution of the State in the Departments where this Referendum has a majority, so that their authorities are chosen directly by the citizens and receive from the National Government executive authority, administrative power and financial resources that the Political Constitution of the State and the Laws grant them? “




Election Results Modified: Jun 21, 2024

General Information

At stake in this Referendum:

  • Approval of plan to grant greater political autonomy to the regions in Bolivia

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Juan Evo MORALES Ayma *
  • Head of Government: President Juan Evo MORALES Ayma
  • 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.

* The president is both the chief of state and head of government.

Main provisions in the Referendum:

  • Approval of plan to grant greater political autonomy to the regions in Bolivia 

Population and number of registered voters

  • Population: 9,283,916 (2006)
  • Registered voters: 3,671,152 (2005)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 4,629,481 (2006)

·         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: 1,392,587 (est.)

Election Modified: Jun 21, 2024

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