2018 Paraguayan general election

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2018 Paraguayan general election

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Turnout61.25%
Presidential election
  Mario Abdo Benítez em 12 de maio de 2019.jpg Pedro Efraín Alegre Sasiain (cropped).jpg
Candidate Mario Abdo Benítez Efraín Alegre
Party Colorado PLRA
Alliance GANAR
Popular vote 1,206,067 1,110,464
Percentage 48.96% 45.08%

Resultados de las elecciones presidenciales de Paraguay de 2018.svg

President before election

Horacio Cartes
Colorado

Elected President

Mario Abdo Benítez
Colorado

Parliamentary election

80 seats in the Chamber of Deputies
45 seats in the Senate
Party Leader % Seats +/–
Chamber of Deputies (41 seats for a majority)
Colorado Mario Benítez 39.10 42 -2
PLRA Efraín Alegre 17.74 17 -10
GANAR 12.08 13 New
PPQ Pedro Fadul 4.46 3 +2
Hagamos Party 3.19 2 New
PEN 3.18 2 0
MCN 1.41 1 New
Senate (23 seats needed for a majority)
Colorado 32.52 17 -2
PLRA 24.18 13 0
Guasú Front 11.83 6 +1
PPQ 6.77 3 +3
Hagamos Party 4.47 2 New
PDP 3.66 2 -1
MCN 2.48 1 New
UNACE 2.12 1 -1
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.

General elections were held in Paraguay on 22 April 2018.[1] President Horacio Cartes and Vice-President Juan Afara of the Colorado Party were not eligible for re-election. The presidential elections were won by the Colorado Party's Mario Abdo Benítez, who defeated Efraín Alegre of the GANAR alliance.[2] The Colorado Party also won the most seats in the Senate and Chamber of Deputies. The new President and Vice-President took office on 15 August 2018 and will leave office in August 2023.

Electoral system[edit]

The President of Paraguay is elected in one round of voting by plurality.[3] The 80 members of the Chamber of Deputies are elected by closed list proportional representation in 18 multi-member constituencies based on the departments.[4] The 45 members of the Senate are elected from a single national constituency using closed list proportional representation.[5]

Opinion polls[edit]

Polling firm Date Sample size ANR-PC GANAR Other/None Don't know/
No answer
Margin of error
ABC Color 6 April 2018 Unknown 51.9% 35.8%
La República March 2018 1,300 42.2% 46.3% 3.5% 8.0%

Results[edit]

President[edit]

CandidatePartyVotes%
Mario Abdo BenítezColorado Party1,206,06748.96
Efraín AlegreGreat Renewed National Alliance1,110,46445.08
Juan Bautista YbáñezParaguay Green Party84,0453.41
Jaro AnzoáteguiNational Artists' Movement15,4900.63
Atanasio GaleanoPopular Patriotic Movement Party9,9080.40
Ramón Ernesto BenítezPatriotic Reserve Movement9,3610.38
Pedro AlmadaBroad Front Party8,5900.35
Efraín EnríquezNational Sovereign Movement7,2910.30
Celino FerreiraMovimiento Civico Nacional Unamonos6,2950.26
Justo Germán OrtegaHeirs Democratic Socialist Party5,9300.24
Total2,463,441100.00
Valid votes2,463,44194.82
Invalid/blank votes134,5485.18
Total votes2,597,989100.00
Registered voters/turnout4,241,50761.25
Source: TSJE

Senate[edit]

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PartyVotes%Seats+/–
Colorado Party766,84132.5217–2
Authentic Radical Liberal Party570,20524.18130
Guasú Front279,00811.836+1
Beloved Fatherland Party159,6256.773+3
Hagamos Party105,3754.472New
Progressive Democratic Party86,2163.662–1
National Crusade Movement58,4092.481New
National Union of Ethical Citizens49,8892.121–1
Green Party37,8121.6000
We are Paraguay34,6231.470New
National Encounter Party30,3651.290–1
Plurinational Indigenous Political Movement25,7851.090New
Christian Democratic Party16,6190.700New
Secure Paraguay15,0050.640New
Party of the Movement for Socialism14,7730.630New
Patriotic Reserve Movement14,3970.610New
Revolutionary Febrerista Party14,3320.6100
Kuña Pyrenda Movement9,7950.4200
Civic Compromise9,5420.400New
Concertación Nacional Avancemos País9,4780.400New
Party of the A8,9340.380New
All for Paraguay United Movement7,2690.310New
National Artists' Movement6,7750.290New
Us5,9480.250New
Heirs Democratic Socialist Party5,2750.220New
National Political Sovereignty Movement5,0650.210New
Movimiento Civico Nacional Unamonos5,0400.210New
Broad Front Party3,4030.140New
Union and Equality Political Movement2,5000.110New
Total2,358,303100.00450
Valid votes2,358,30391.11
Invalid/blank votes229,9938.89
Total votes2,588,296100.00
Registered voters/turnout4,241,50761.02
Source: TSJE

Elected Senators[edit]

Name Party Alliance
Agustín Amado Florentín Cabral Authentic Radical Liberal Party Authentic Radical Liberal Party
Antonio Carlos Barrios Fernández Colorado Party Colorado Party
Blanca Margarita Ovelar de Duarte Colorado Party Colorado Party
Blas Antonio Llano Ramos Authentic Radical Liberal Party Authentic Radical Liberal Party
Blas Lanzoni Achinelli Authentic Radical Liberal Party Authentic Radical Liberal Party
Carlos Alberto Filizzola Pallarés Party for a Country of Solidarity Guasú Front
Carlos Leopoldo Gómez Zelada Brugada Authentic Radical Liberal Party Authentic Radical Liberal Party
Derlis Ariel Alejandro Osorio Nunes Colorado Party Colorado Party
Desirée Graciela Masi Jara Democratic Progressive Party Democratic Progressive Party
Dionisio Oswaldo Amarilla Guirlland Authentic Radical Liberal Party Authentic Radical Liberal Party
Enrique Fausto Bacchetta Chiriani Colorado Party Colorado Party
Enrique Salyn Concepción Buzarquis Cáceres Authentic Radical Liberal Party Authentic Radical Liberal Party
Ernesto Javier Zacarías Irún Colorado Party Colorado Party
Esperanza Martínez de Portillo Party of Citizen Participation Guasú Front
Fernando Alberto Silva Facetti Authentic Radical Liberal Party Authentic Radical Liberal Party
Fernando Armindo Lugo Méndez Independent Guasú Front
Fidel Santiago Zavala Serrati Beloved Fatherland Party Beloved Fatherland Party
Georgia María Arrúa de Dolinsky Beloved Fatherland Party Beloved Fatherland Party
Gilberto Antonio Apuril Santiviago Making Party Making Party
Hermelinda Alvarenga de Ortega Authentic Radical Liberal Party Authentic Radical Liberal Party
Horacio Manuel Cartes Jara Colorado Party Colorado Party
Jorge Antonio Oviedo Matto National Union of Ethical Citizens National Union of Ethical Citizens
Jorge Osvaldo Querey Rojas Party for a Country of Solidarity Guasú Front
José Gregorio Ledesma Narváez Authentic Radical Liberal Party Authentic Radical Liberal Party
Juan Bartolomé Ramírez Brizuela Authentic Radical Liberal Party Authentic Radical Liberal Party
Juan Carlos Román Galaverna Delvalle Colorado Party Colorado Party
Juan Darío Monges Espínola Colorado Party Colorado Party
Juan Eudes Afara Maciel Colorado Party Colorado Party
Lilian Graciela Samaniego González Colorado Party Colorado Party
Luis Alberto Castiglioni Soria Colorado Party Colorado Party
María Eugenia Beatriz Bajac de Penner Authentic Radical Liberal Party Authentic Radical Liberal Party
Óscar Alberto González Daher Colorado Party Colorado Party
Óscar Hugo Richer Florentín Popular Socialist Convergence Party Guasú Front
Óscar Nicanor Duarte Frutos Colorado Party Colorado Party
Óscar Rubén Salomón Fernández Colorado Party Colorado Party
Paraguayo Antonio Cubas Colomés National Crusade Movement National Crusade Movement
Patrick Paul Kemper Thiede Making Party Making Party
Pedro Arthuro Santa Cruz Insaurralde Democratic Progressive Party Democratic Progressive Party
Sergio Daniel Godoy Codas Colorado Party Colorado Party
Silvio Adalberto Ovelar Benítez Colorado Party Colorado Party
Sixto Pereira Galeano Tekojoja People's Party Guasú Front
Stephan Rasmussen González Beloved Fatherland Party Beloved Fatherland Party
Víctor Alcides Bogado González Colorado Party Colorado Party
Víctor Ríos Ojeda Authentic Radical Liberal Party Authentic Radical Liberal Party
Zulma Ramona Gómez Cáceres Authentic Radical Liberal Party Authentic Radical Liberal Party

Source: ABC Color

Chamber of Deputies[edit]

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PartyVotes%Seats+/–
Colorado Party927,18339.1042–2
Authentic Radical Liberal Party420,82117.7417
Great Renewed National Alliance286,51312.0813
Beloved Fatherland Party105,7654.463+2
Hagamos Party75,6013.192New
National Encounter Party75,5143.1820
National Union of Ethical Citizens65,5932.770–2
Guasú Front42,8911.810–1
Green Party42,0531.7700
National Crusade Movement33,4171.411New
Progressive Democratic Party27,9321.1800
Christian Democratic Party26,7831.130New
Civic Compromise21,6510.910New
Broad Front Party20,5940.870New
We are Paraguay18,0600.760New
Concertación Nacional Avancemos País16,0700.680New
Revolutionary Febrerista Party15,1690.640New
National Artists' Movement11,7270.490New
Youth Party10,8710.4600
Us10,8160.460New
Secure Paraguay9,6510.410New
Patriotic Reserve Movement9,6480.410New
Civic Participation Party9,5670.400New
Party of the A9,0430.380New
Heirs Democratic Socialist Party8,8320.370New
Itapua for All Alliance8,6830.370New
Plurinational Indigenous Political Movement8,0940.340New
Movimiento Civico Nacional Unamonos7,2410.310New
Party of the Movement for Socialism6,2070.260New
All for Paraguay United Movement5,8710.250New
Ganar Alliance5,4760.230
Party of the Patriotic Popular Movement5,1470.220New
National Political Sovereignty Movement4,4570.190New
Let's Continue Building Alliance4,1830.180New
Union and Equality Political Movement3,7750.160New
Itapuense Front Alliance3,0360.130New
Concertación por Vos2,4070.100New
Party of Popular Unity1,3290.060New
Tekojoja People's Movement1,0460.040New
Movimiento Politico Civico Nacional Unamonos9490.040New
All for Ñeembucu7720.030New
Mbarete Independent Political Movement5950.030New
Teete Patriotic Front Party5740.020New
Total2,371,607100.00800
Valid votes2,371,60791.84
Invalid/blank votes210,7538.16
Total votes2,582,360100.00
Registered voters/turnout4,241,50760.88
Source: TSJE

Departmental Governors[edit]

Department Elected governor[6] Party Votes %
Departamento de Concepción Concepción Edgar Idalino López Ruíz Liberal 43.881 49.78
Departamento de San Pedro San Pedro Carlos Alcibiades Giménez Díaz Colorado 56,493 39.66
Departamento de Cordillera Cordillera Hugo Alberto Fleitas Ovelar Liberal 58,998 45.10
Departamento de Guairá Guairá Juan Carlos Vera Báez Colorado 50,115 58.26
Departamento de Caaguazú Caaguazú Alejo Rios Medina GANAR 88,651 46.17
Departamento de Caazapá Caazapá Pedro Alejandro Díaz Verón Colorado 30.638 49.32
Departamento de Itapúa Itapúa Juan Alberto Schmalko Palacios Colorado 87,441 44.38
Departamento de Misiones Misiones Carlos María Arrechea Ortiz Colorado 29,364 48.28
Departamento de Paraguarí Paraguarí Juan Carlos Baruja Fernandez Colorado 49,416 46.10
Departamento de Alto Paraná Alto Paraná Roberto Luis González Vaesken Colorado 104,539 37.47
Departamento Central Central Hugo Javier González Alegre Colorado 314,314 43.99
Departamento de Ñeembucú Ñeembucú Luis Federico Benitez Cuevas Colorado 20,881 47.89
Departamento de Amambay Amambay Ronald Enrique Acevedo Quevedo Liberal 31,119 47.95
Departamento de Canindeyú Canindeyú César Ramírez Caje Colorado 36,516 53.16
Departamento de Presidente Hayes Presidente Hayes Rubén Antonio Roussillon Blaires Colorado 13,710 32.37
Departamento de Alto Paraguay Alto Paraguay José Domingo Adorno Mazacotte Colorado 3,910 50.16
Departamento de Boquerón Boquerón Dario Rafael Medina Velázquez Colorado 9,051 49.40

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