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 María Wasmosy Monti Colorado Party 449,505 41.78
Domingo Isabelino Laíno Figueredo Authentic Radical Liberal Party 357,164 33.20
Guillermo Caballero Vargas National Encounter Party 262,407 24.39
Ricardo Nicolás Canese Krivoshein Social Democratic Coalition¹ PHP 1,601 0.15
Eduardo María Arce Schaerer Workers' Party 1,536 0.14
Joel Atilio Cazal Broad Movement National Participation 1,104 0.10
Leandro Jesus Prieto Yegros Social Political Movement Progressive 1,087 0.10
Abraham Zapag Bazas Liberal Party 881 0.08
Gustavo Bader Ibáñez Socialist National Party 655 0.06
Invalid/blank votes 104,142
Total 1,180,082 100
Registered voters/turnout 1,698,984 69.46
Source: Justicia Electoral

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