The results of Bolivia’s elections sealed the right wing’s defeat as a powerful political force while demonstrating just how well established the Movement toward Socialism (MAS, for the Spanish initials) has become. However, the procedures established for the new Constituent Assembly severely restrict the exercise of majority power and strategic alliances will have to be made to pass major reforms.
A large number of national and local political organizations participated in the Assembly elections on July 2, many of them organized only recently and representing a wide range of types of organizations and ideologies. Of this mix, 14 parties and political groups managed to secure representation in the future Assembly.
Before analyzing the representation of each of these organizations in quantitative terms, it is worth noting that the electoral terms established in the