Constituent Assembly in Bolivia
The Constituent Assembly was convened by Special Law on March 6, 2006. It was granted full powers to draft the new constitutional text and was mandated to transform and build a New Bolivian State. The Constituents were elected by direct vote on July 2, 2006 and the Constituent Assembly was installed on August 6, 2006. It was determined that the new constitutional text would be submitted to a referendum for approval. The new Constitution came into force on February 7, 2009.
Formalization: is the innovation embedded in the constitution or legislation, in an administrative act, or not formalized at all?
Frequency: how often does the innovation take place: only once, sporadically, or is it permanent or regular?
Mode of Selection of Participants: is the innovation open to all participants, access is restricted to some kind of condition, or both methods apply?
Type of participants: those who participate are individual citizens, civil society organizations, private stakeholders or a combination of those?
Decisiveness: does the innovation takes binding, non-binding or no decision at all?
Co-governance: is there involvement of the government in the process or not?
- embedded in the constitution/legislation
- Mode of selection of participants
- Type of participants
- citizens civil society private stakeholders
- democratic innovation yields a binding decision