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Carlos Mesa

Carlos Mesa in Guatemala City (2014)
78th President of Bolivia
In office
17 October 2003 â€“ 6 June 2005
Preceded by Gonzalo Sánchez de Lozada
Succeeded by Eduardo Rodríguez
Vice President of Bolivia
In office
6 August 2002 â€“ 17 October 2003
President Gonzalo Sanchez de Lozada
Preceded by Jorge Quiroga Ramírez
Succeeded by Álvaro García Linera
Personal details
Born Carlos Diego Mesa Gisbert
(1953-08-12) August 12, 1953 (age 63)
La Paz, Bolivia
Nationality Bolivian
Political party no party affiliation
Spouse(s) Elvira Salinas de Mesa
Alma mater Complutense University of Madrid, Universidad Mayor de San Andrés

We must create a state that responds to the citizens' needs, and we need citizens who feel committed to their state because that state serves the citizens.
Carlos Mesa
My government has the challenge of addressing the issue of gas. The issue of gas cannot be addressed today without the participation of all Bolivians alike.
Carlos Mesa
Bolivia is not yet a country of equals.
I'm not going to run away from my responsibilities.
I will not be able to rule without you. You and I have the same responsibility. I do, as Bolivia's number one servant. Servant – one who serves the nation, not one whom the nation serves.
Carlos Mesa
The cost of pension reforms has been perhaps the biggest error committed in the process of modernizing Bolivia's economy.
Carlos Mesa
I want Bolivians to support their president.
I have reached a limit in my work.
Direct access to sea is an essential part of foreign policy.