Bolivia (Plurinational State of)

Chamber of Senators

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 Senadores (Chamber of Senators)
Structure & status of parliament
Upper 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 Senate
Speaker
Andrónico Rodríguez (Male)
Date of birth: 11 Nov 1988
Term
04 Nov 2020
Additional information

Elected on 4 Nov. 2020, re-elected on 4 Nov. 2021, on 3 Nov. 2022 and on 7 Nov. 2023.

Speaker terms

No information available

Secretary general

Official title
Secretary General
Secretary General
Gabriela Diaz Garcia (Female)
Term
No information available
Official title
Oficial Mayor
Secretary General
Maria Eugenia Pareja (Female)
Term
No information available

Members

Statutory number of members
36
Principal mode of designation of members
Directly elected
Directly elected members
36
Current number of members
36
Men
16
Women
20
Percentage of women
55.6%
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
46.0
(2020-11)
Youngest member
Miguel Ángel Rejas Vargas (Male)
Youngest member (years)
31
Oldest member
Silvia Gilma Salame Farjat (Female)
Oldest member (years)
72
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 0 4 5 3 3 1 0 0 0 16
Female 0 0 7 1 7 3 1 1 0 0 20
Totals per age interval 0 0 11 6 10 6 2 1 0 0 36
Total <= 45: 17 Total >= 46: 19
Percentage of members, by age
Age at the last election or renewal Overall Male Female
Percentage of MPs 30 years of age or younger
0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Percentage of MPs 40 years of age or younger
30.6% 11% 19.4%
Percentage of MPs 45 years of age or younger
47.2% 25% 22.2%

Reserved seats and quotas

There are reserved seats in parliament for certain groups
No
Electoral quota for women
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