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2006 new Bolivia flag proposal

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Proposed flag of Bolivia
by Mello Luchtenberg, 07 Oct 2006 | proposal reconstruction

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During the [2006] electoral campaign, several members of the political and economical oligarchy claimed (inter alia) that Evo Morales, if elected, would destroy the Bolivian national identity by changing the national flag, to be replaced by a whipala or something alike. Infobae.COM summarizes information obtained from Morales’ party (MAS) and the newspaper El Mundo. It is therefore better to check the primary source.

The original source is an article published in El Mundo on 5 October 2006, available on line:

The project of changing the national flag was drafted during a meeting of the leaders and ideologists of the MAS held in Sucre in the presence of Evo Morales. Designing a new flag was defined as a priority. Since there is no prescription of the flag in the Constitution, only Supreme Decrees and Regulations will be required to change the flag. The adoption of the new flag should be made by the Constituent Assembly.
Morales played a football match with journalists of the international press, wearing the green national jersey with the current Bolivian flag replaced by the alleged new flag (photography shown by El Mundo and, a better one, by Infobae.COM). The design of the flag is as reported by; El Mundo relies on “well-informed” sources from the MAS.
Ivan Sache, 08 Oct 2006

There has been talks about such changes for the last 10 years, since the election of Evo Morales, but so far no concrete decision was made public.
António Martins, 01 Nov 2016



The additional pattern is the hoist/lower side of the flag of Qollasuyu, one of the four “quarters” of the Inca Empire covering more or less the Inca territory of present day Bolivia, Chile and Argentina. This flag, 7×7 checkers with white diagonal is some times used to symbolize native Bolivia and the whole native Andrean heritage.
António Martins, 09 Oct 2006


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