Vice President of Paraguay

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Vice President of the
Republic of Paraguay
Vicepresidente de la República del Paraguay
Coat of arms of Paraguay.svg
Coat of arms of Paraguay
Incumbent
Alicia Pucheta

since 9 May 2018
Style Excelentísimo/a Señor/a
Residence Mburuvicha Róga
Seat Palacio de los López
Term length Five years, non-renewable
Inaugural holder Mariano González
Formation 13 March 1844
Website www.presidencia.gov.py
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The Vice President of Paraguay is the person with the second highest position in the executive branch of the Paraguayan government, after the President of Paraguay. The position of Vice President was created with the Constitution of 1844, although it was the title gave to ex officio members temporarily replacing the elected President in case of death or absence, and was not a position elected along the President.

The Constitution of 1870 installed the position with a permanent character, being elected along the President and assigning to it the Presidency of the National Congress and the one of the Senate.

The position disappeared between 1940 and 1993, being that the Constitutions of 1940 and 1967 abolished it. Only in 1992, with the new National Constitution, the position of Vice President was reinstalled within the political institutional scheme of Paraguay.

List of Vice Presidents of Paraguay[edit]

Vice President as acting President (1844–1870)[edit]

Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office President Notes
Start End
M. González.jpg Mariano González
(?–?)
c. 1844 c. 1845 Carlos Antonio López Vice President during the absence of President Carlos Antonio López, who toured the interior of the country for almost a year.
Lopez1870.jpg Francisco Solano López
(1827–1870)
10 September 1862 16 October 1862 Himself Assumed the Vice Presidency after the death of his father, Carlos Antonio López. Elected as President by the Congress.
Don F. Sanchez, Ministre d'État, vice-président de la république du Paraguay..jpg Domingo Francisco Sánchez
(1795–1870)
c. April 1865 1 March 1870 Francisco Solano López Acting president as Francisco Solano López commanded the army in the Paraguayan War. Killed in the Battle of Cerro Corá.

Vice President as permanent position (1870–present)[edit]

Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Term of office Party Election President Notes
Start End
1 Cayo Miltos
(1843–1871)
25 November 1870 7 January 1871 1870 Cirilo Antonio Rivarola Died in office.
Vacant
7 January 1871 – 9 December 1871
2 Salvador Silvestre del Rosario Jovellanos Guanes.jpg Salvador Jovellanos
(1833–1881)
9 December 1871 18 December 1871 Appointed by the Congress. Assumed the presidency after the resignation of Cirilo Antonio Rivarola.
Vacant
18 December 1871 – 25 November 1874
Salvador Jovellanos
3 José Higinio Uriarte del Barrio.jpg Higinio Uriarte
(1843–1909)
25 November 1874 12 April 1877 1874 Juan Bautista Gill Assumed the presidency after the assassination of Juan Bautista Gill.
Vacant
12 April 1877 – 25 November 1878
Higinio Uriarte
4 Adolfo Saguier
(1832–1902)
25 November 1878 4 September 1880 1878 Cándido Bareiro Ousted from office by a coup d'état.
Vacant
4 September 1880 – 25 November 1882
Bernardino Caballero
5 Juan Antonio Jara (es)
(1845–1887)
25 November 1882 25 November 1886 1882
6 José del Rosario Miranda (es)
(1832–1903)
25 November 1886 25 November 1890 ANR–Colorado 1886 Patricio Escobar
7 Marcos Antonio Morínigo Fleytas.jpg Marcos Morínigo
(1848–1901)
25 November 1890 9 June 1894 ANR–Colorado 1890 Juan Gualberto González Assumed the presidency after the forced resignation of Juan Gualberto González.
Vacant
9 June 1894 – 25 November 1894
Marcos Morínigo
8 Facundo Ynsfrán
(1860–1902)
25 November 1894 25 November 1898 ANR–Colorado 1894 Juan Bautista Egusquiza
9 Andrés Héctor Carvallo Acosta.jpg Andrés Héctor Carvallo
(1862–1934)
25 November 1898 9 January 1902 ANR–Colorado 1898 Emilio Aceval Assumed the presidency after the forced resignation of Emilio Aceval.
Vacant
9 January 1902 – 25 November 1902
Andrés Héctor Carvallo
10 Manuel Domínguez (es)
(1868–1935)
25 November 1902 19 December 1904 ANR–Colorado 1902 Juan Antonio Escurra Ousted from office by a coup d'état.
Vacant
19 December 1904 – 25 November 1906
Gaona
Báez
11 Emiliano González Navero, presidente de la República del Paraguay.JPG Emiliano González Navero
(1861–1934)
25 November 1906 4 July 1908 Liberal 1906 Benigno Ferreira Assumed the presidency after Benigno Ferreira was deposed in a coup d'état.
Vacant
4 July 1908 – 25 November 1910
Emiliano González Navero
12 Juan Bautista Gaona
(1845–1932)
25 November 1910 17 January 1911 Liberal 1910 Manuel Gondra Ousted from office by a coup d'état.
Vacant
17 January 1911 – 15 August 1912
Jara
Rojas
Peña
González Navero
13 Pedro Bobadilla
(1858–?)
15 August 1912 15 August 1916 Liberal 1912 Eduardo Schaerer
14 José Pedro Montero Candia.jpg José Pedro Montero
(1878–1927)
15 August 1916 5 June 1919 Liberal 1916 Manuel Franco Assumed the presidency after the death of Manuel Franco.
Vacant
5 June 1919 – 15 August 1920
José Pedro Montero
15 Félix Paiva
(1877–1965)
15 August 1920 29 October 1921 Liberal 1920 Manuel Gondra Assumed the presidency after the resignation of Manuel Gondra.
Vacant
29 October 1921 – 15 August 1924
Paiva
Eusebio Ayala
Eligio Ayala
Riart
16 Manuel Burgos
(1871–1947)
15 August 1924 15 August 1928 Liberal 1924 Eligio Ayala
17 Emiliano González Navero, presidente de la República del Paraguay.JPG Emiliano González Navero
(1861–1934)
15 August 1928 25 October 1931 Liberal 1928 José Patricio Guggiari Assumed the presidency after José Patricio Guggiari resigned to stand an impeachment.
Vacant
25 October 1931 – 27 January 1932
Emiliano González Navero
18 Emiliano González Navero, presidente de la República del Paraguay.JPG Emiliano González Navero
(1861–1934)
27 January 1932 15 August 1932 Liberal José Patricio Guggiari Restoration of its original mandate after José Patricio Guggiari was absolved from impeachment.
19 Raúl Casal Ribeiro (es)
(1887–1952)
15 August 1932 17 February 1936 Liberal 1932 Eusebio Ayala Deposed after the Febrerista Revolution.
Vacant
17 February 1936 – 15 August 1939
Franco
Paiva
20 LUIS RIART.jpg Luis Alberto Riart
(1880–1953)
15 August 1939 18 February 1940 Liberal 1939 José Félix Estigarribia Ousted from office by a self-coup of José Félix Estigarribia.
Vacant
18 February 1940 – 10 July 1940
Post abolished
10 July 1940 – 15 August 1993
Morínigo
Frutos
González
Rolón
López
Chaves
Pereira
Stroessner
Rodríguez
21 Ángel Seifart
(1941–2018)
15 August 1993 15 August 1998 ANR–Colorado 1993 Juan Carlos Wasmosy
22 Dr Luis María Argaña 1992.jpg Luis María Argaña
(1932–1999)
15 August 1998 23 March 1999 ANR–Colorado 1998 Raúl Cubas Assassinated.
Vacant
23 March 1999 – 2 September 2000
Luis Ángel González Macchi
23 Julio César Franco
(1951–)
2 September 2000 16 October 2002 Authentic Radical Liberal 2000 Resigned to run for presidency.
Vacant
16 October 2002 – 15 August 2003
24 Luis Castiglioni detail 050601-D-2987S-010.jpg Luis Alberto Castiglioni
(1962–)
15 August 2003 4 October 2007 ANR–Colorado 2003 Nicanor Duarte Resigned to run for presidency.
Vacant
4 October 2007 – 21 November 2007
25 Francisco Oviedo
(1956–)
21 November 2007 15 August 2008 ANR–Colorado Appointed by the Congress.
26 Federico Franco.jpg Federico Franco
(1962–)
15 August 2008 22 June 2012 Authentic Radical Liberal 2008 Fernando Lugo Assumed the presidency after the impeachment of Fernando Lugo.
Vacant
22 June 2012 – 27 June 2012
Federico Franco
27 Óscar Denis
(1946–)
27 June 2012 15 August 2013 Authentic Radical Liberal Appointed by the Congress.
28 Juan Afara
(1960–)
15 August 2013 11 April 2018 ANR–Colorado 2013 Horacio Cartes Resigned to run for Senator.
Vacant
11 April 2018 – 2 May 2018
29 Alicia Pucheta
(1950–)
9 May 2018 Incumbent
(Term ends 15 August 2018)
ANR–Colorado Appointed by the Congress.

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