Paraguayan general election, 1993

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General elections were held in Paraguay on 9 May 1993.[1] In the country's first honest election, as well as the first with no military candidates since 1928,[2] Juan Carlos Wasmosy of the Colorado Party won the presidential election, whilst the Colorado Party won a plurality of seats in the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate, but the opposition Authentic Radical Liberal Party and National Encounter Party held a majority of the seats in both, later supplemented by the Colorado Reconciliation Movement which broke away from the Colorado Party.[3] Voter turnout was 69.0% in the presidential election, 67.6% in the Chamber elections and 69.4% in the Senate elections.[4]

Results[edit]

President[edit]

Candidate Party Votes %
Juan Carlos Wasmosy Colorado Party 468,213 41.6
Domingo Laino Authentic Radical Liberal Party 376,868 33.5
Guillermo Caballero Vargas National Encounter Party 271,421 24.1
Eduardo Arce Workers' Party 2,025 0.2
Ricardo Canese Social Democratic Coalition¹ 1,998 0.2
Abraham Zapag Liberal Party 1,155 0.1
Joel Cazal APN 1,091 0.1
Leandro Yedros MPSP 1,042 0.1
Gustavo Bader PNS 850 0.1
Invalid/blank votes 48,220
Total 1,172,883 100
Source: Nohlen

¹ The Social Democratic Coalition was an alliance of the Christian Democratic Party and the Paraguayan Humanist Party.

Senate[edit]

Party Votes % Seats
Colorado Party 498,586 44.0 20
Authentic Radical Liberal Party 409,728 36.2 17
National Encounter Party 203,213 17.9 8
Other parties 20,411 1.8 0
Invalid/blank votes 46,504
Total 1,178,682 100 45
Source: Nohlen

Chamber of Deputies[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/-
Colorado Party 488,342 43.4 38 -10
Authentic Radical Liberal Party 414,208 36.8 33 +12
National Encounter Party 199,053 17.7 9 New
Workers' Party 23,275 2.1 0 New
Social Democratic Coalition 0 0
Liberal Party 0 0
MAPN 0 New
MPSP 0 New
PNS 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 46,805
Total 1,172,683 100 80 +8
Source: Nohlen

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume II, p425 ISBN 978-0-19-928358-3
  2. ^ Nohlen, p420
  3. ^ Nohlen, p417
  4. ^ Nohlen, pp426-432