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List of famous politicians from Bolivia, listed alphabetically with photos when available. This list of popular Bolivian politicians includes members of the government who are either active or inactive, some of who might even now be dead. These are some of the most well-known Bolivian politicians of all time, so if you're a native of Bolivia and want to work for your country then these are the people you should look up to. If you're searching for a particular politician from Bolivia, then use the "search" box to find who you're looking for.

Examples include José Ballivián and Carlos Quintanilla.

You can click on the names of these renowned politicians of Bolivia in order to get more information about each one.

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Álvaro García Linera is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Politicians from Bolivia
age 56 Alvaro García Lineras appeared in the 2007 documentary film Cocalero.

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Andrés de Santa Cruz is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Politicians from Bolivia
Died at 73 (1792-1865) Andrés de Santa Cruz y Calahumana was President of Peru and Bolivia. He also served as Supreme Protector of the short-lived Peru-Bolivian Confederation, a political entity created mainly ...more

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Antonio José de Sucre is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Politicians from Bolivia
Died at 35 (1795-1830) Antonio José de Sucre y Alcalá, known as the "Gran Mariscal de Ayacucho", was a Venezuelan independence leader. Sucre was one of Simón Bolívar's closest ...more

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Bernardino Bilbao Rioja is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Politicians from Bolivia
Bernardino Bilbao Rioja Died at 88 (1895-1983) Bernardino Bilbao Rioja was a Bolivian officer who served during the Chaco War. He pioneered the use of air forces in combat. Bilbao had already made enemies among his cohorts when he refused to ...more

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Carlos Mesa is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Politicians from Bolivia
Carlos Mesa age 65 Carlos Diego Mesa Gisbert is a Bolivian historian and former politician. He was Vice President of Bolivia from August 2002 to October 2003 and then became President, holding office from October ...more

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Carlos Quintanilla is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Politicians from Bolivia
Carlos Quintanilla Died at 76 (1888-1964) General Carlos Quintanilla Quiroga served as the de facto President of Bolivia from August 1939 until April 1940. Quintanilla saw action during the Chaco War of 1932-35, and managed to ascend ...more

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Casimira Rodríguez is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Politicians from Bolivia
Casimira Rodríguez age 52 Casimira Rodríguez was the Bolivian Justice Minister from February 2006 until January 23, 2007. She is a former leader in the Domestic Workers' Union, which she helped found. ...more

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David Choquehuanca is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Politicians from Bolivia
David Choquehuanca age 57 David Choquehuanca Céspedes is a Bolivian politician. He has served as the Foreign Minister of Bolivia since 23 January 2006.

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Eduardo Rodríguez is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Politicians from Bolivia
Eduardo Rodríguez age 62 Eduardo Rodríguez Veltzé is a former president of Bolivia; prior to that appointment he was the chief justice of the Supreme Court.

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Eliodoro Camacho is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Politicians from Bolivia
Eliodoro Camacho Died at 68 (1831-1899) Eliodoro Camacho was a noted Bolivian politician, party leader, and presidential candidate. The Eliodoro Camacho Province is named after him. Camacho was born in Inquisivi, Department of La Paz, ...more

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Evo Morales is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Politicians from Bolivia
age 59 Juan Evo Morales Ayma, popularly known as Evo, is a Bolivian politician and cocalero activist who has served as President of Bolivia since 2006. Widely regarded as the country's first president ...more

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Felipe Quispe is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Politicians from Bolivia
Felipe Quispe age 76 Felipe Quispe Huanca "El Mallku" is an ethnic Aymara Bolivian political leader. He heads the Pachakuti Indigenous Movement and has also been general secretary of the United Union ...more

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Gregorio Pacheco is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Politicians from Bolivia
Gregorio Pacheco Died at 76 (1823-1899) Gregorio Pacheco Leyes was the constitutional President of Bolivia from 1884 to 1888. A native of Livilivi, Province of Potosí, Pacheco won a disputed election that was a virtual ...more

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Hilarión Daza is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Politicians from Bolivia
Hilarión Daza Died at 54 (1840-1894) Hilarión Daza Groselle was President of Bolivia from 1876 to 1879.

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Hugo Ballivián is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Politicians from Bolivia
Hugo Ballivián Died at 92 (1901-1993) Hugo Ballivián Rojas was de facto President of Bolivia between 1951 and 1952. A career military officer, he was Commander of the Bolivian Armed Forces when President Mamerto ...more

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Hugo Banzer is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Politicians from Bolivia
Died at 76 (1926-2002) Hugo Banzer Suárez was a Bolivian politician, military general, dictator and President of Bolivia. He held the Bolivian presidency twice: from 1971 to 1978, as a dictator; and then again ...more

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Jaime de Zudáñez is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Politicians from Bolivia
Jaime de Zudáñez Died at 60 (1772-1832) Jaime de Zudáñez was a Bolivian politician and hero of the independence of three countries in South America. Zudáñez was born in the city of La Plata, Chuquisaca, in ...more

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José Ballivián is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Politicians from Bolivia
José Ballivián Died at 47 (1805-1852) José Ballivián was a Bolivian general during the Peruvian-Bolivian War and the 11th president of Bolivia from September 27, 1841 to December 23, 1847.

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José Manuel Pando is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Politicians from Bolivia
José Manuel Pando Died at 68 (1849-1917) José Manuel Inocencio Pando Solares was President of Bolivia between October 1899 and August 1904. Born in Luribay, he studied medicine, joined the army during the War of the Pacific ...more

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José María Pérez de Urdininea is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Politicians from Bolivia
José María Pérez de Urdininea Died at 81 (1784-1865) José María Pérez de Urdininea was the third President of Bolivia and the first to be born in Bolivia itself. He fought with the patriots against the Argentines in Peru. ...more

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Juan del Granado is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Politicians from Bolivia
Juan del Granado age 65 Juan Fernando del Granado Cosío is a Bolivian human-rights lawyer and politician, mayor of La Paz and founder of the Movement without Fear, a progressive political party. On November 11, ...more

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Juan José Torres is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Politicians from Bolivia
Died at 56 (1920-1976) Juan José Torres González was a Bolivian socialist politician and military leader. He served as President of Bolivia from October 7, 1970 to August 21, 1971. He was popularly known ...more

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Juan Lechín Oquendo is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Politicians from Bolivia
Juan Lechín Oquendo Died at 87 (1914-2001) Juan Lechín Oquendo was a labor-union leader and head of the Federation of Bolivian Mine Workers from 1944 to 1987 and the Bolivian Workers' Union from 1952 to 1987. He also served as ...more

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Luis García Meza Tejada is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Politicians from Bolivia
age 86 Luis García Meza Tejada is a former Bolivian dictator. A native of La Paz, he was a career military officer who rose to the rank of general during the reign of dictator Hugo Banzer. ...more

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Manuel Isidoro Belzu is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Politicians from Bolivia
Died at 57 (1808-1865) Manuel Isidoro Belzu Humerez was president of Bolivia from 1848 to 1855.

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Maria Otero is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Politicians from Bolivia
Maria Otero was the first holder of the office of The Under Secretary for Civilian Security, Democracy, and Human Rights from January 15, 2012 through February 4, 2013. The position is a newly ...more

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Mariano Melgarejo is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Politicians from Bolivia
Died at 51 (1820-1871) Manuel Mariano Melgarejo Valencia was the 18th President of Bolivia, from December 28, 1864, to January 15, 1871.

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Mario Monje is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Politicians from Bolivia
Mario Monje Molina was the Secretary-General of the PCB, the Communist Party of Bolivia. When the party split into a pro-Soviet and a pro-Beijing wing, he became the leader of the pro-Soviet ...more

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Pedro Blanco Soto is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Politicians from Bolivia
Died at 34 (1795-1829) Pedro Blanco Soto was President of Bolivia for just a week cut short by his assassination in a convent called La Recoletta in Sucre on New Years Day 1829. He was shot on the roof above a ...more

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Rubén Costas is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Politicians from Bolivia
Rubén Costas age 63 Rubén Armando Costas Aguilera is a Bolivian politician and the current governor of Bolivia's Santa Cruz department for the Truth and Social Democracy party. In 2013, he founded the Social ...more

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Sebastián Ágreda is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Politicians from Bolivia
Sebastián Ágreda Died at 80 (1795-1875) Sebastián Ágreda served briefly as President of Bolivia, from June 10 to July 9, 1841. In addition to these 29 days as President, he also held a number of other governmental roles ...more

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Víctor Hugo Cárdenas is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Politicians from Bolivia
Víctor Hugo Cárdenas age 68 Víctor Hugo Cárdenas Conde is a Bolivian indigenous Aymara activist and politician. He is the leader of the MRTKL party. He was Vice President of Bolivia from 1993 and 1997 during ...more

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Víctor Paz Estenssoro is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Politicians from Bolivia
Víctor Paz Estenssoro Died at 94 (1907-2001) Ángel Víctor Paz Estenssoro was a Bolivian politician and President of Bolivia. He ran for president 4 times, winning in 1951, 1960, 1964, and 1985.