President of Bolivia facts for kids
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Plurinational State of Bolivia
Coat of arms of Bolivia
|Appointer||Direct popular election|
|Term length||Five years
|Inaugural holder||Simón Bolívar|
|Formation||August 6, 1825|
|Deputy||Vice President of Bolivia|
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. The Constitution says the president is elected by popular vote to a five-year term, renewable once. In 2016, in a referendum the country voted to maintain term limits. Since 2009, if no candidate wins a majority, the top two candidates advance to a runoff election.
Jeanine Áñez was the county's first female president.
In October 2020, Luis Arce was elected president.
Living former presidents
As of 19 June 2021, there are seven living former presidents:
April 5, 1937
Jaime Paz Zamora
April 15, 1939
May 5, 1960
Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada
July 11, 1930
August 12, 1953
October 26, 1959
August 13, 1967
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