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Bolivia (Plurinational State of)

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Chamber of Senators

This is a bicameral parliament. Switch to theChamber of Deputies

Data on women

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Basic information > About parliament

Speaker

Speaker
Adriana Salvatierra Arriaza (Female)
Year of birth
1989
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Secretary general

Secretary general
Gabriela Diaz Garcia (Female)
Secretary general
Maria Eugenia Pareja (Female)

Members

Current number of members, by sex
Women The number of female parliamentarians who currently hold seats in parliament.
17
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Percentage of women Calculated by dividing the current number of women by the current number of members.
47.22% See historical data for this field.

Age

Average age of all members
Not available
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Youngest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
Youngest member
Nelida Sifuenteas (Female)
Oldest member (years) Age at the time of the last election or renewal.
75
Oldest member
Rina Aguirre Amezaga (Female)

Reserved seats and quotas

Electoral quota for women Quotas to promote the representation of women in parliament.
Elections > Election results

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
19
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
17
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
José Alberto Gonzales Samaniego (Male)
Political party
Movement for Socialism (MAS-IPSP)
Date of election
21.01.2015
Elections > Historical data on women

Women's suffrage

Women’s right to vote
Right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1938
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Restricted
Detail of restrictions Suffrage: Restrictions detail
Only literate women and those with a certain level of income
Right to vote Year in which women obtained the right to vote
1952
National or local Suffrage: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Suffrage: Restricted or Universal
Universal
Women’s right to stand for election
Right to stand for election Year in which women obtained the right to stand for election
1938
National or local Stand for Election: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Stand for Election : Restricted or Universal
Restricted
Detail of restrictions Stand for Election: Restrictions detail
Women must have an income and be literate in order to stand for election.
Right to stand for election Year in which women obtained the right to stand for election
1952
National or local Stand for Election: National or Local
National
Restricted or unrestricted suffrage Stand for Election : Restricted or Universal
Universal
First woman in parliament
First woman in parliament Year in which first woman entered parliament
1956

Women Heads of State or Government

Woman Heads of State or Government
Not available
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Parliamentary bodies > Caucuses

Women

Caucus name
Union of Women Parliamentarians of Bolivia / Unión de Mujeres Parlamentarias de Bolivia (UMPABOL)
Date of creation
01.1998
Formal or informal
Formal
The caucus is open to male MPs
No
The caucus is cross-party
No
There are rules governing the functioning of the caucus
No
Issues dealt with by the caucus
- UMPABOL has driven the adoption of laws such as the Law on the right to a life free of violence for women (2013), the Law against political harassment and violence against women (2012). It also promoted the national framework for gender equality making requirements around access and political participation of women. - UMPABOL was the driving force behind the adoption of the Comprehensive law against trafficking in persons (2012) and the Law against racism and all forms of discrimination (2010).
The caucus has a strategic plan or plan of action
No
The caucus has a communication plan
No