Revocatory Referendum of 2008 (President and Vice President)

The Revocatory Referendum of August 10, 2008 was carried out to decide the permanence of the president (Evo Morales) and the vice president (Álvaro García Linera). According to the legal framework of the referendum, in order to revoke the president and vice-president, it was necessary to obtain a percentage higher than the percentage obtained when they were elected. President Juan Evo Morales was ratified in his office by obtaining 67.43% of votes in his favor. The prefects of Chuquisaca, Oruro, Potosí, Tarija, Santa Cruz, Pando and Beni were also ratified in their positions. The opposition prefects of La Paz and Cochabamba were revoked after obtaining adverse results.

Institutional design


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
democratic innovation yields a binding decision  


  • Deliberation
  • Direct Voting
  • E-Participation
  • Citizen Representation


  • Accountability
  • Responsiveness
  • Rule of Law
  • Political Inclusion
  • Social Equality

Policy cycle

Agenda setting
Formulation and decision-making
Policy Evaluation

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