The president of Bolivia (Spanish: Presidente de Bolivia), officially known as the president of the Plurinational State of Bolivia (Spanish: Presidente del Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia), is head of state and head of government of Bolivia. According to the current Constitution, the president is elected by popular vote to a five-year term, renewable indefinitely. Since 2009, if no candidate wins a majority, the top two candidates advance to a direct popular runoff election. Prior to 2009, if no candidate won more than half of the popular vote, the president was chosen by a vote in a joint legislative session from among the top two candidates (prior to 1995, the top three candidates were eligible).

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  • The president of Bolivia (Spanish: Presidente de Bolivia), officially known as the president of the Plurinational State of Bolivia (Spanish: Presidente del Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia), is head of state and head of government of Bolivia. According to the current Constitution, the president is elected by popular vote to a five-year term, renewable indefinitely. Since 2009, if no candidate wins a majority, the top two candidates advance to a direct popular runoff election. Prior to 2009, if no candidate won more than half of the popular vote, the president was chosen by a vote in a joint legislative session from among the top two candidates (prior to 1995, the top three candidates were eligible). On November 10th, 2019, the most recent directly-elected president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, was asked by the Civic Committees of the main cities, the Central Obrera Boliviana (COB - the Main Workers Union), the Police, the military commander General Williams Kaliman, among others to resign. He did so, while denouncing a civic and police coup against him, and later fled to Mexico. Shortly thereafter, all of his constitutionally-designated successors also proceeded to resign, namely Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera, President of the Senate Adriana Salvatierra and President of the Chamber of Deputies Víctor Borda. Furthermore, the first vice president of the Senate, Rubén Medinaceli, also resigned. This left Jeanine Añez, the second vice president of the Senate, as the highest-ranking official still in office and prompted her to announce that she would be willing to ascend to the presidency on an interim basis in order to call for new elections. Thus, on 12 November 2019 Añez took temporary charge of the Senate of Bolivia (thereby formally placing herself in the line of succession as de facto acting President of the Senate) and on this basis proceeded to declare herself the Constitutional President of the country. Her accession to office was formally legitimized by a decision of the Plurinational Constitutional Tribunal later the same day, which stated that she had lawfully assumed office ipso facto, in accordance with the precedent laid out by Constitutional Declaration 0003/01 of 31 July 2001. (en)
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  • The president of Bolivia (Spanish: Presidente de Bolivia), officially known as the president of the Plurinational State of Bolivia (Spanish: Presidente del Estado Plurinacional de Bolivia), is head of state and head of government of Bolivia. According to the current Constitution, the president is elected by popular vote to a five-year term, renewable indefinitely. Since 2009, if no candidate wins a majority, the top two candidates advance to a direct popular runoff election. Prior to 2009, if no candidate won more than half of the popular vote, the president was chosen by a vote in a joint legislative session from among the top two candidates (prior to 1995, the top three candidates were eligible). (en)
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