Paraguayan general election, 2003

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General elections were held in Paraguay on 27 April 2003.[1] The presidential elections were won by Nicanor Duarte of the Colorado Party, who received 38.3% of the vote. In the Congressional elections, the Colorado Party won 37 of the 80 seats in the Chamber of Deputies and 16 of the 45 seats in the Senate. Voter turnout was 64.3% in the presidential election, 64.2% in the Senate election and 64.1% in the Chamber of Deputies election.[2]

Results[edit]

President[edit]

Candidate Party Votes %
Nicanor Duarte Colorado Party 574,232 38.3
Julio César Franco Authentic Radical Liberal Party 370,348 24.7
Pedro Fadul Beloved Fatherland Movement 328,916 21.9
Guillermo Sánchez National Union of Ethical Citizens 208,391 13.9
Diego Abente Brun National Encounter Party 8,745 0.6
Tomás Zayas Free Fatherland Party 4,559 0.3
Pedro Alamada Galeano Broad Front Party 1,443 0.1
Guillermo Hellmers Independent Democratic Force 1,370 0.1
Teresa Notario Paraguayan Humanist Party 1,196 0.1
Invalid/blank votes 46,992
Total 1,546,192 100
Source: Nohlen

Senate[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/-
Colorado Party 508,506 34.4 16 –8
Authentic Radical Liberal Party 374,854 25.4 12
Beloved Fatherland Movement 234,748 15.9 7 New
National Union of Ethical Citizens 211,078 14.3 7 New
Party for a Country of Solidarity 67,462 4.6 0 New
National Encounter Party 31,212 2.1 1
Partido Patria Libre 16,151 1.1 0 New
Revolutionary Febrerista Party 10,202 0.7 0 New
Citizen's Force Movement 6,766 0.5 0 New
PIA 3,791 0.3 0 New
Paraguayan Humanist Party 3,515 0.2 0 New
Christian Democratic Party 3,010 0.2 0 0
Broad Front Party 2,828 0.2 0 New
Independent Democratic Force 2,284 0.2 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 67,815
Total 1,544,222 100 45 0
Source: Nohlen

Chamber of Deputies[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/-
Colorado Party 520,761 35.3 37 -8
Authentic Radical Liberal Party 379,066 25.7 21
Beloved Fatherland Movement 255,811 15.3 10 New
National Union of Ethical Citizens 216,803 14.7 10 New
Party for a Country of Solidarity 49,280 3.3 2 New
National Encounter Party 39,372 2.7 0
Revolutionary Febrerista Party 11,542 0.8 0 New
Partido Patria Libre 16,480 1.1 0 New
Citizen's Force Movement 6,749 0.5 0 New
Paraguayan Humanist Party 2,867 0.2 0 New
Broad Front Party 2,670 0.2 0 New
PIA 1,978 0.1 0 New
Christian Democratic Party 1,927 0.1 0 0
Independent Democratic Force 1,302 0.1 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 65,564
Total 1,542,172 100 80 0
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, pp426-432