Referendum in Bolivia: A Case of Direct Democracy?
- Prof. David Altman
- Dr. Ton Salman
- Soledad Valdivia Rivera
- Thursday 11 February 2016
P.N. van Eyckhof 2
2311 BV Leiden
On 21 February 2016 the Bolivian people will decide in a Plebiscite if they extend the presidential mandate of Evo Morales till 2025. If the yes option wins, he will be in power for 20 years. Does it represent a threath for democratic rule or is rather an expression of democracy?
Also see the background article written by dr. Soledad Valdivia (in Dutch).