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Bolivia (Plurinational State of)

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Chamber of Deputies

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theChamber of Senators

About parliament

Basic information such as the official name of parliament and details of its structure and leadership. Also includes the current breakdown of MPs by sex and age, and provisions for quotas and reserved seats.

Parliament name
Asamblea Legislativa Plurinacional (Plurinational Legislative Assembly)
Chamber name
Cámara de Diputados (Chamber of Deputies)
Structure & Status of parliament This field is to indicate lower/upper in the back end.
Lower chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
5

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1979-01 to 1980-01
from 1983-01
IPU Geopolitical Group/s IPU Geopolitical Groups: African Group, Arab Group, Asia-Pacific Group, Eurasia Group, Group of Latin America and the Caribbean (GRULAC), Twelve Plus Group.
Group of Latin America and the Caribbean (GRULAC)

Speaker

Official title The Speaker may for example be known as the Presiding Officer, President, Chairman/Chairperson, etc.
President of the Chamber of Deputies
Speaker
Víctor Ezequiel Borda Belzu (Male)
Year of birth
1970
Term
18.01.2019

Secretary General

Official title This post is most commonly called Secretary General or Clerk. It may also be called Secretary, Head/Chief of the Secretariat, Director General, etc.
Secretary General
Secretary general
Valeria Vilaseca Chumacero (Female)
Official title This post is most commonly called Secretary General or Clerk. It may also be called Secretary, Head/Chief of the Secretariat, Director General, etc.
Oficial Mayor
Secretary general
Luis Fernando Vía Cavero (Male)

Members

Statutory number of members Statutory number of members, as defined in the constitution or other fundamental law.
130
Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected
Directly elected members Directly elected by citizens.
130
Current number of members Number of members who currently hold seats in parliament. May be lower or higher than the statutory number of members.
130
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
69
Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
53.08% See historical data for this field.
Statutory number of members per country As defined in the constitution or other fundamental laws. Combines the number of parliamentarians in both chambers in bicameral parliaments.
Population (in thousands) Source: United Nations, World Population Prospects.
10,725
Inhabitants per parliamentarian Calculated by dividing the population by the statutory number of parliamentarians.
64,608 See historical data for this field.

Age

Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
23
Youngest member
Juan Pablo Flores Jiménez (Male)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
81
Oldest member
Elías Quelca Mamani (Male)

Reserved seats and quotas

There are reserved seats in parliament for certain groups Reserved seats are a means to ensure the parliamentary representation of certain groups in society.
Yes
Number of reserved seats, by group
Women
0
Indigenous peoples
7
Minorities
0
Youth
0
Persons with disabilities
0
Notes
0
Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Yes
Notes
Legislated candidate quotas (50% men, 50% women). Both principal and alternate candidate lists in multi-member constituencies for elections to the Lower House (Cámara de Diputados) must include equal numbers of men and women, in alternation. In the case of a list composed of an odd number of candidates, preference will be given to women. In single-member constituencies, at least 50% of the candidates (principal and alternate) nominated in all of the constituencies must be women.
Electoral quota for youth Quotas to promote the representation of youth in parliament.
No