Elections in Paraguay

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Elections in Paraguay gives information on election and election results in Paraguay.

Paraguay elects on national level a head of state - the president - and a legislature. The president is elected for a five-year term by the people. The National Congress (Congreso Nacional) has two chambers. The Chamber of Deputies (Cámara de Diputados) has 80 members, elected for a five-year term by proportional representation. The Chamber of Senators (Cámara de Senadores) has 45 members, elected for a five-year term by proportional representation.

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Election[edit]

Position 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Type Presidential (April)
National Congress (April)
Gubernatorial (April)
None Presidential (April)
National Congress (April)
Gubernatorial (April)
President and
vice president
President and vice president None President and vice president
National Congress All seats None All seats
Provinces, cities and municipalities All positions None All positions

Inauguration[edit]

Position 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Type Presidential (August)
National Congress (August)
Gubernatorial (August)
None Presidential (August)
National Congress (August)
Gubernatorial (August)
President and
vice president
15 August None 15 August
National Congress 15 August None 15 August
Provinces, cities and municipalities 15 August None 15 August

Latest elections[edit]

e • d Summary of the 20 April 2008 Paraguayan presidential election results
Candidate Party Votes %
Fernando Lugo Patriotic Alliance for Change (Alianza Patriótica por el Cambio) 704,966 42.3
Blanca Ovelar Colorado Party (Asociación Nacional Republicana – Partido Colorado) 530,552 30.6
Lino Oviedo National Union of Ethical Citizens (Unión Nacional de Ciudadanos Éticos) 379,571 21.9
Pedro Fadul Beloved Fatherland Movement (Movimiento Patria Querida) 41,004 2.5
Sergio Martínez E. Paraguayan Humanist Party (Partido Humanista Paraguayo) 5,852 0.4
Horacio Galeano Perrone Tetã Pyahu Movement (Movimiento Tetã Pyahu) 2,788 0.1
Julio López Workers' Party (Partido de los Trabajadores) 2,288 0.1
Invalid/blank votes 59,885 3.5
Total 1,726,906 100
Registered voters/turnout 65.6
Source: Adam Carr's Election Archive
e • d 27 April 2003 Paraguay presidential election results
Candidates Parties Votes %
Oscar Nicanor Duarte Frutos Colorado Party 573,594 38.3
Julio César Ramón Franco Gómez Authentic Radical Liberal Party 369,963 24.7
Pedro Nicolás Maráa Fadul Niella Beloved Fatherland Movement 328,449 21.9
Guillermo Sánchez Guffanti National Union of Ethical Citizens 208,003 14.0
Other 17,263 1.1
Total (turnout 64.2 %) 1,497,272 100
Source: Adam Carr
e • d 20 April 2008 Congress of Paraguay election results
Parties Chamber of
Deputies
Senate
National Republican Association/Colorado Party (Asociación Nacional Republicana/Partido Colorado) 29 15
Authentic Radical Liberal Party (Partido Liberal Radical Auténtico) 26 14
National Union of Ethical Citizens (Unión Nacional de Ciudadanos Éticos) 16 9
Beloved Fatherland Movement (Movimiento Patria Querida) 3 4
Patriotic Alliance for Change (Alianza Patriótica para el Cambio) 2
Popular Movement Tekojoja (Movimiento Popular Tekojoja) 1 1
Democratic Progressive Party (Partido Democrático Progresista) 1 1
Departmental Alliance Boquerón (Alianza Departamental Boquerón) 1
Party for a Country of Solidarity (Partido País Solidario) 1
Unknown 1
Total (turnout %) 80 45
Source: ABC.com.py, ABC.com.py
e • d 27 April 2003 Congress of Paraguay election results
Parties Deputies Chamber of Senators
Votes % Seats % Seats
National Republican Association/Colorado Party (Asociación Nacional Republicana/Partido Colorado) 35.3 37 32.9 16
Authentic Radical Liberal Party (Partido Liberal Radical Auténtico) 25.7 21 24.3 12
Beloved Fatherland Movement (Movimiento Patria Querida) 15.3 10 15.2 7
National Union of Ethical Citizens (Unión Nacional de Ciudadanos Éticos) 14.7 10 13.7 7
Party for a Country of Solidarity (Partido País Solidario) 3.3 2 4.3 2
National Encounter Party (Partido Encuentro Nacional) 3.1 - 2.0 1
Free Fatherland Party (Partido Patria Libre) 1.1 - 1.0 -
Total (turnout 64 %)   80   45
Source: Paraguay Global

Past elections[edit]

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