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    Bolivia Government - 2005
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    SOURCE: 2005 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name:
      conventional long form: Republic of Bolivia
      conventional short form: Bolivia
      local long form: Republica de Bolivia
      local short form: Bolivia

      Government type:
      republic

      Capital:
      La Paz (seat of government); Sucre (legal capital and seat of judiciary)

      Administrative divisions:
      9 departments (departamentos, singular - departamento); Chuquisaca, Cochabamba, Beni, La Paz, Oruro, Pando, Potosi, Santa Cruz, Tarija

      Independence:
      6 August 1825 (from Spain)

      National holiday:
      Independence Day, 6 August (1825)

      Constitution:
      2 February 1967; revised in August 1994

      Legal system:
      based on Spanish law and Napoleonic Code; has not accepted compulsory ICJ jurisdiction

      Suffrage:
      18 years of age, universal and compulsory (married); 21 years of age, universal and compulsory (single)

      Executive branch:
      chief of state: President Eduardo RODRIGUEZ Veltze (since 9 June 2005); Vice President (vacant); note - the president is both chief of state and head of government
      head of government: President Eduardo RODRIGUEZ Veltze (since 9 June 2005); Vice President (vacant); note - the president is both chief of state and head of government
      cabinet: Cabinet appointed by the president
      elections: president and vice president elected on the same ticket by popular vote for five-year terms; election last held 30 June 2002 (next to be held June 2007)
      election results: as a result of no candidate winning a majority in the 30 June 2002 election, Gonzalo SANCHEZ DE LOZADA Bustamante was chosen president by Congress; congressional votes - Gonzalo SANCHEZ DE LOZADA Bustamante 84, Evo MORALES 43; note - following the resignation of the elected president on 17 October 2003 and Vice President Carlos Diego MESA Gisbert on 9 June 2005, Eduardo RODRIGUEZ Veltze, President of the Supreme Court and constitutional successor, became president.

      Legislative branch:
      bicameral National Congress or Congreso Nacional consists of Chamber of Senators or Camara de Senadores (27 seats; members are elected by proportional representation from party lists to serve five-year terms) and Chamber of Deputies or Camara de Diputados (130 seats; 68 are directly elected from their districts and 62 are elected by proportional representation from party lists to serve five-year terms)
      elections: Chamber of Senators and Chamber of Deputies - last held 30 June 2002 (next to be held June 2007)
      election results: Chamber of Senators - percent of vote by party - NA%; seats by party - MNR 11, MAS 8, MIR 5, NFR 2, other 1; Chamber of Deputies - percent of vote by party - NA%; seats by party - MNR 36, MAS 27, MIR 26, NFR 25, others 16

      Judicial branch:
      Supreme Court or Corte Suprema (judges appointed for 10-year terms by National Congress); District Courts (one in each department); provincial and local courts (to try minor cases)

      Political parties and leaders:
      Bolivian Socialist Falange or FSB [Romel PANTOJA]; Civic Solidarity Union or UCS [Johnny FERNANDEZ]; Free Bolivia Movement or MBL [Franz BARRIOS]; Marshal of Ayacucho Institutional Vanguard or VIMA [Freddy ZABALA]; Movement of the Revolutionary Left or MIR [Jaime PAZ Zamora]; Movement Toward Socialism or MAS [Evo MORALES]; Movement Without Fear or MSM [Juan DEL GRANADO]; Nationalist Democratic Action or ADN [Jorge Fernando QUIROGA Ramirez]; Nationalist Revolutionary Movement or MNR [leader NA]; New Republican Force or NFR [Manfred REYES-VILLA]; Pachakuti Indigenous Movement or MIP [Felipe QUISPE]; Socialist Party or PS [Jeres JUSTINIANO]

      Political pressure groups and leaders:
      Cocalero Groups; indigenous organizations; labor unions; Sole Confederation of Campesino Workers of Bolivia or CSUTCB [Roman LOAYZA]

      International organization participation:
      CAN, CSN, FAO, G-77, IADB, IAEA, IBRD, ICAO, ICCt, ICRM, IDA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, IMO, Interpol, IOC, IOM, ISO (correspondent), ITU, LAES, LAIA, Mercosur (associate), MIGA, MINUSTAH, MONUC, NAM, OAS, ONUB, OPANAL, OPCW, PCA, RG, UN, UNAMSIL, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UNMIK, UNMIL, UNMISET, UNOCI, UPU, WCL, WCO, WFTU, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WToO, WTO

      Diplomatic representation in the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Jaime APARICIO Otero
      chancery: 3014 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20008
      telephone: [1] (202) 483-4410
      FAX: [1] (202) 328-3712
      consulate(s) general: Miami, New York, and San Francisco

      Diplomatic representation from the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador David N. GREENLEE
      embassy: Avenida Arce 2780, San Jorge, La Paz
      mailing address: P. O. Box 425, La Paz; APO AA 34032
      telephone: [591] (2) 2430120, 2430251
      FAX: [591] (2) 2433900

      Flag description:
      three equal horizontal bands of red (top), yellow, and green with the coat of arms centered on the yellow band; similar to the flag of Ghana, which has a large black five-pointed star centered in the yellow band


      NOTE: The information regarding Bolivia on this page is re-published from the 2005 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Bolivia Government 2005 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Bolivia Government 2005 should be addressed to the CIA.









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