Bolivia/Vice President

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(Vice President)
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Carlos Mesa succeeded to the presidency upon Sánchez de Lozada's resignation in 2003, before resigning himself in 2005.

Subordinate to the Bolivia/President.. 

The vice president of Bolivia, is the second highest political position in Bolivia. The vice president replaces the president in his definitive absence or others impediment and is the ex officio President of the Legislative Assembly.

The vice president is the first person in the presidential line of succession and assumes the presidency if the president dies, resigns, or is impeached and removed from office. Four vice presidents have ascended to the presidency following the resignation of their predecessor (José Luis Tejada Sorzano, Mamerto Urriolagoitía, Jorge Qurioga, and Carlos Mesa). René Barrientos was the only vice president to assume the presidency by deposing his own predecessor, Víctor Paz Estenssoro. When Barrientos died suddenly on 27 April 1969, Luis Adolfo Siles Salinas became the only vice president to become president through their predecessor's death.


Office Holders on Wikispooks

Carlos Mesa6 August 200217 October 2003
Jorge Quiroga6 August 19977 August 2001
Jaime Paz Zamora10 October 198214 December 1984
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