Paraguayan general election, 1998

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General elections were held in Paraguay on 10 May 1998.[1] The presidential elections were won by Raúl Cubas Grau of the Colorado Party, who received 55.3% of the vote. In the Congressional elections, the Colorado Party won 45 of the 80 seats in the Chamber of Deputies and 24 of the 45 seats in the Senate, defeating the Democratic Alliance formed by the Authentic Radical Liberal Party and the National Encounter Party. Voter turnout was 80.5%.[2]

Results[edit]

President[edit]

Candidate Party Votes %
Raúl Alberto Cubas Grau Colorado Party 887,196 55.35
Domingo Isabelino Laíno Figueredo Democratic Alliance¹ ARLP 703,379 43.88
Luis Alberto Campos Doria Revolutionary Febrerista Party 8,139 0.51
Gustavo Bader Ibáñez National Christian Union 4,192 0.26
Invalid/blank votes 47,819
Total 1,650,725 100
Registered voters/turnout 2,049,449 80.54
Source: Justicia Electoral

¹The Democratic Alliance was an alliance of the Authentic Radical Liberal Party and the National Encounter Party.

Senate[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/-
Colorado Party 813,287 51.7 24 +4
Democratic Alliance 661,764 42.1 20 -5
National Christian Union 36,424 2.3 1 New
National Renewal Movement 23,844 1.5 0 New
Christian Democratic Party 19,891 1.3 0 New
Revolutionary Febrerista Party 16,667 1.1 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 77,003
Total 1,648,880 100 45 0
Source: Nohlen

Chamber of Deputies[edit]

Party Votes % Seats +/-
Colorado Party 857,473 53.8 45 +7
Democratic Alliance 681,917 42.8 35 -7
Revolutionary Febrerista Party 20,121 1.3 0 New
National Renewal Movement 16,863 1.1 0 New
Christian Democratic Party 9,249 0.6 0 New
National Christian Union 8,791 0.6 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 55,005
Total 1,649,419 100 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, p426