Bolivia (Plurinational State of)

Chamber of Deputies

Political system
Presidential system
Structure of parliament
Bicameral
IPU membership
Yes

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
Lower chamber
Parliamentary term (years)
5

IPU membership

Affiliation periods
from 1979 to 1979
from 1983
IPU Geopolitical Group/s
Group of Latin America and the Caribbean (GRULAC)

Speaker

Official title
President of the Chamber of Deputies
Speaker
Israel Huaytari Martínez (Male)
Date of birth: 30 Aug 1985
Term
03 Nov 2023
Additional information

Elected on 3 Nov. 2023.

Speaker terms

No information available

Secretary general

Official title
Secretary General
Secretary General
Valeria Vilaseca Chumacero (Female)
Term
No information available
Official title
Oficial Mayor
Secretary General
Luis Fernando Vía Cavero (Male)
Term
No information available

Members

Statutory number of members
130
Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected
Directly elected members
130
Current number of members
130
Men
70
Women
60
Percentage of women
46.2%
Statutory number of members per country 
166
Population (in thousands)
12,079
Inhabitants per parliamentarian
72,765

Age

Data on the age of parliamentarians is collected at the start of the legislature, following the most recent elections. This data is not updated during the legislature, except when parliament notifies the IPU of a change in the youngest or oldest member.

Average age of all members
44.3
(2020-11)
Youngest member
Fernando Llapiz Hoentsch (Male)
Youngest member (years)
22
Oldest member
Walter Villagra Romay (Male)
Oldest member (years)
69
Number of members, by age (2020-11)
Breakdown of members by age and gender
18 - 20 21 - 30 31 - 40 41 - 45 46 - 50 51 - 60 61 - 70 71 - 80 81 - 90 91 and over Totals per gender
Male 0 3 22 15 11 12 7 0 0 0 70
Female 0 5 25 8 7 11 4 0 0 0 60
Totals per age interval 0 8 47 23 18 23 11 0 0 0 130
Total <= 45: 78 Total >= 46: 52
Percentage of members, by age
Age at the last election or renewal Overall Male Female
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger
6.2% 2.3% 3.8%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger
42.3% 19% 23.1%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger
60.0% 31% 29.2%

Reserved seats and quotas

There are reserved seats in parliament for certain groups
Yes
Indigenous peoples
7

Sources: Transitional Electoral Regime of 2009 (Law 4021).

Electoral quota for women
Yes

Notes:

Legislated candidate quotas (50% men, 50% women). The Constitution notes that participation in the political process will be equitable and on equal terms between men and 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.

Sources:

https://www.idea.int/data-tools/data/gender-quotas-database/country?country=27

Article 11 and 58 (2) of the Electoral Law, Law Nº 026 of 30 June 2010, and articles 26 and 14 of the Constitution.

Youth quota
No

Links to additional information

Parliamentary website
List of members
Rules of procedure/Standing Orders
Constitution

Historical data for IPU membership

Historical data for IPU membership
Year IPU membership
2020-09
List of values for 2020-09
No
2019-04
List of values for 2019-04
No
2018-06
List of values for 2018-06
No