President of Paraguay

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President of the Republic of Paraguay
Presidente de la República del Paraguay
Flag of the President of Paraguay.svg
Standard of the President of the Republic
Horacio Cartes con banda.jpg
Incumbent
Horacio Cartes

since 15 August 2013
Style Excelentisimo Señor
Residence Mburuvichá Roga
Appointer Direct Popular Election
Term length Five years, non-renewable
Inaugural holder Fulgencio Yegros (First head of state)
Carlos Antonio López (First President)
Deputy Vice President of Paraguay
Website President of Paraguay
Coat of arms of Paraguay.svg
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The President of Paraguay (in Spanish Presidente de la República del Paraguay) is according to the Paraguayan Constitution the head of the executive branch of the Government of Paraguay, both head of state and head of government. His honorific title is Excelentisimo Señor.

The workplace of the President of Paraguay is the Palacio de los López, in Asunción. The Presidential Residence is Mburuvichá Roga House, also in Asunción.

Once Presidents leave office, they are granted by the Paraguayan Constitution the non-voting position of Senator for life.

List of heads of state of Paraguay (1811–present)[edit]

      Non-party       Colorado       Liberal       Revolutionary Febrerista       Patriotic Alliance for Change       Authentic Radical Liberal

President Took office Left office Party
Presidents of the Superior Governing Junta
Junta[nb 1] 14 May 1811 17 June 1811 Non-party
Fulgencio Yegros Fulgencio Yegros.jpg 19 June 1811 12 October 1813 Non-party
Consuls of the Republic
José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia
(1st consulship)
Dr francia.JPG 12 October 1813 12 February 1814 Non-party
Fulgencio Yegros Fulgencio Yegros.jpg 12 February 1814 12 June 1814 Non-party
José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia
(2nd consulship)
Dr francia.JPG 12 June 1814 3 October 1814 Non-party
Supreme Dictator
José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia Dr francia.JPG 3 October 1814[nb 2] 20 September 1840 Non-party
Presidents of the Provisional Junta
Manuel Antonio Ortiz Coat of arms of Paraguay.svg 20 September 1840[nb 3] 22 January 1841 Non-party
Juan José Medina Coat of arms of Paraguay.svg 22 January 1841 9 February 1841 Non-party
Mariano Roque Alonzo Coat of arms of Paraguay.svg 9 February 1841 14 March 1841 Non-party
Consuls of the Republic
Carlos Antonio López and Mariano Roque Alonzo[nb 4] 14 March 1841 13 March 1844 Non-party
Presidents of the Republic
Carlos Antonio López Carlos Antonio López.jpg 14 March 1844 10 September 1862 Non-party
Francisco Solano López Solano Lopez 1867.png 10 September 1862[nb 5] 15 August 1869 Non-party
Cirilo Antonio Rivarola
(1st presidency)
Coat of arms of Paraguay.svg 15 August 1869 31 August 1870 Non-party
Facundo Machaín
(Acting President)
Coat of arms of Paraguay.svg 31 August 1870 1 September 1870 Non-party
Cirilo Antonio Rivarola
(2nd presidency)
Coat of arms of Paraguay.svg 1 September 1870[nb 6] 18 December 1871 Non-party
Salvador Jovellanos
(Acting President)
Coat of arms of Paraguay.svg 18 December 1871 25 November 1874 Non-party
Juan Bautista Gill Juan Bautista Gill Picture.jpg 25 November 1874 12 April 1877 Non-party
Higinio Uriarte
(Acting President)
Coat of arms of Paraguay.svg 12 April 1877 25 November 1878 Non-party
Cándido Bareiro Coat of arms of Paraguay.svg 25 November 1878 4 September 1880 Non-party
Bernardino Caballero Coat of arms of Paraguay.svg 4 September 1880[nb 7] 25 November 1886 Colorado
Patricio Escobar Patricio escobarpy.jpg 25 November 1886 25 November 1890 Colorado
Juan Gualberto González Juan Gualberto González.jpg 25 November 1890 9 June 1894 Colorado
Marcos Morínigo
(Acting President)
Coat of arms of Paraguay.svg 9 June 1894 25 November 1894 Colorado
Juan Bautista Egusquiza Coat of arms of Paraguay.svg 25 November 1894 25 November 1898 Colorado
Emilio Aceval Emiliace.jpg 25 November 1898 9 January 1902 Colorado
Andrés Héctor Carvallo
(Acting President)
Coat of arms of Paraguay.svg 9 January 1902 25 November 1902 Colorado
Juan Antonio Escurra Coat of arms of Paraguay.svg 25 November 1902 19 December 1904 Colorado
Juan Bautista Gaona
(Acting President)
Coat of arms of Paraguay.svg 19 December 1904 9 December 1905 Liberal
Cecilio Báez
(Acting President)
CECILIO BAEZ.jpg 9 December 1905 25 November 1906 Liberal
Benigno Ferreira General BenignoFerreira7.jpg 25 November 1906 4 July 1908 Liberal
Emiliano González Navero
(Acting President; 1st presidency)
Coat of arms of Paraguay.svg 4 July 1908 25 November 1910 Liberal
Manuel Gondra
(1st presidency)
Coat of arms of Paraguay.svg 25 November 1910 17 January 1911 Liberal
Albino Jara
(Acting President)
Coat of arms of Paraguay.svg 17 January 1911 5 July 1911 Liberal
Liberato Marcial Rojas
(Acting President)
Liberatorojas.jpg 5 July 1911 28 February 1912 Liberal
Pedro Peña
(Acting President)
Coat of arms of Paraguay.svg 28 February 1912 22 March 1912 Colorado
Emiliano González Navero
(Acting President; 2nd presidency)
Coat of arms of Paraguay.svg 22 March 1912 15 August 1912 Liberal
Eduardo Schaerer Schaerer 5496663999 e31a295834 o.jpg 15 August 1912 15 August 1916 Liberal
Manuel Franco Manuel Franco.jpg 15 August 1916 5 June 1919 Liberal
José Pedro Montero
(Acting President)
Coat of arms of Paraguay.svg 5 June 1919 15 August 1920 Liberal
Manuel Gondra
(2nd presidency)
Coat of arms of Paraguay.svg 15 August 1920 7 November 1921 Liberal
Eusebio Ayala
(Acting President; 1st presidency)
EUSEBIO AYALA.jpg 7 November 1921 12 April 1923 Liberal
Eligio Ayala
(Acting President; 1st presidency)
Eligio ayala.jpg 12 April 1923 17 March 1924 Liberal
Luis Alberto Riart
(Acting President)
LUIS RIART.jpg 17 March 1924 15 August 1924 Liberal
Eligio Ayala
(José Eligio Ayala)
(2nd presidency)
Eligio ayala.jpg 15 August 1924 15 August 1928 Liberal
José Guggiari
(José Patricio Guggiari Corniglioni)
1904 jose patricio guggiari.jpg 15 August 1928 15 August 1932 Liberal
Eusebio Ayala
(2nd presidency)
EUSEBIO AYALA.jpg 15 August 1932 17 February 1936 Liberal
Rafael Franco
(Rafael Franco Ojeda)
(Acting President)
Rafaelfranco.jpg 20 February 1936 15 August 1937 Revolutionary Febrerista
Félix Paiva Paiva.jpg 16 August 1937[nb 8] 15 August 1939 Liberal
José Estigarribia
(José Félix Estigarribia Insaurralde)
JFEstigarribia.jpg 15 August 1939 7 September 1940 Liberal
Higinio Moríñigo
(Higinio Morínigo Martínez)
Coat of arms of Paraguay.svg 7 September 1940 3 June 1948 Non-party
Juan Manuel Frutos
(Acting President)
Coat of arms of Paraguay.svg 3 June 1948 15 August 1948 Colorado
Juan González
(Juan Natalicio González Paredes)
Nataliciog.jpg 15 August 1948 30 January 1949 Colorado
Raimundo Rolón
(Raimundo Rolón Villasanti)
(Acting President)
Coat of arms of Paraguay.svg 30 January 1949 26 February 1949 Colorado
Felipe Molas
(Felipe Benigno Molas López)
Coat of arms of Paraguay.svg 27 February 1949[nb 9] 11 September 1949 Colorado
Federico Chávez
(Federico Chaves Careaga)
Coat of arms of Paraguay.svg 11 September 1949[nb 10] 5 May 1954 Colorado
Tomás Romero
(Tomás Romero Pereira)
(Acting President)
Coat of arms of Paraguay.svg 5 May 1954 15 August 1954 Colorado
Alfredo Stroessner
(Alfredo Stroessner Matiauda)
Alfredo Stroessner.jpg 15 August 1954 3 February 1989 Colorado
Andrés Rodríguez
(Andrés Rodríguez Pedotti)
Coat of arms of Paraguay.svg 3 February 1989[nb 11] 15 August 1993 Colorado
Juan Carlos Wasmosy
(Juan Carlos Wasmosy Monti)
Wasmosy 1990 (cropped).jpg 15 August 1993 15 August 1998 Colorado
Raúl Cubas
(Raúl Alberto Cubas Grau)
Coat of arms of Paraguay.svg 15 August 1998 28 March 1999 Colorado
Luis González
(Luis Ángel González Macchi)
Gonzalez Macchi 2003.jpg 28 March 1999 15 August 2003 Colorado
Nicanor Duarte
(Óscar Nicanor Duarte Frutos)
Paraguay.NicanorDuarte.02.jpg 15 August 2003 15 August 2008 Colorado
Fernando Lugo
(Fernando Armindo Lugo Méndez)
Fernando Lugo Mendez Py (Copyred).jpg 15 August 2008 22 June 2012 Patriotic Alliance
for Change
Federico Franco
(Luis Federico Franco Gómez)
Federico Franco.jpg 22 June 2012 15 August 2013 Authentic Radical Liberal
Horacio Cartes
(Horacio Manuel Cartes Jara)
Horacio Cartes con banda.jpg 15 August 2013 Incumbent Colorado

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Composed of the following leaders: Vicente Ignacio Iturbe Domínguez; Juan Valeriano de Zevallos; Fulgencio Yegros; Pedro Juan Caballero and José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia
  2. ^ From 6 June 1816, Francia would be styled as "Perpetual Supreme Dictator".
  3. ^ Ortiz would be formally sworn into office on 25 September 1840.
  4. ^ López and Alonzo would rule jointly, but were occasionally styled First Consul and Second Consul.
  5. ^ Acting President before 16 October 1862; continued to act as de facto President after deposition until his death on 1 March 1870.
  6. ^ Rivarola was Acting President until 25 November 1870.
  7. ^ Caballero was Acting President until 25 November 1882.
  8. ^ Paiva was Acting President until 12 October 1938.
  9. ^ Molas was Acting President until 12 October 1938.
  10. ^ Chávez was Acting President until 15 August 1953.
  11. ^ Rodríguez was Acting President until 15 May 1989.

Latest election[edit]

e • d Summary of the 21 April 2013 Paraguayan presidential election results
Candidate Party Votes %
Horacio Cartes Colorado Party 1,104,169 48.48
Efraín Alegre Happy Paraguay 889,451 39.05
Mario Ferreiro Avanza País 141,716 6.22
Aníbal Carrillo Guasú Front 79,573 3.49
Miguel Carrizosa Beloved Fatherland Party 27,026 1.19
Lino Oviedo Sánchez National Union of Ethical Citizens 19,416 0.85
Roberto Ferreira Paraguayan Humanist Party 4,264 0.19
Lilian Soto Kuña Pyrenda 3,925 0.17
Eduardo Arce Workers' Party 3,011 0.13
Ricardo Almada White Party 2,767 0.12
Atanasio Galeano Free Homeland Party 2,416 0.11
Blank votes 131,703
Total 2,409,437 100
Registered voters/turnout 3,516,275 68.52
Source: Supreme Electoral Justice Tribunal of Paraguay

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