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Elections in Paraguay

This article is part of a series on the
politics and government of
Paraguay

Elections in Paraguay gives information on election and election results in Paraguay.

Paraguay elects on national level a head of state - the president - and a legislature. The president is elected for a five-year term by the people. The National Congress (Congreso Nacional) has two chambers. The Chamber of Deputies (Cámara de Diputados) has 80 members, elected for a five-year term by proportional representation. The Chamber of Senators (Cámara de Senadores) has 45 members, elected for a five-year term by proportional representation.

Schedule

Election

Position 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Type Presidential (April)
National Congress (April)
Gubernatorial (April)
None Presidential (April)
National Congress (April)
Gubernatorial (April)
President and
vice president
President and vice president None President and vice president
National Congress All seats None All seats
Provinces, cities and municipalities All positions None All positions

Inauguration

Position 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Type Presidential (August)
National Congress (August)
Gubernatorial (August)
None Presidential (August)
National Congress (August)
Gubernatorial (August)
President and
vice president
15 August None 15 August
National Congress 15 August None 15 August
Provinces, cities and municipalities 15 August None 15 August

Latest elections

 Summary of the 20 April 2008 Paraguayan presidential election results
Candidate Party Votes %
Fernando Lugo Patriotic Alliance for Change (Alianza Patriótica por el Cambio) 704,966 42.3
Blanca Ovelar Colorado Party (Asociación Nacional Republicana – Partido Colorado) 530,552 30.6
Lino Oviedo National Union of Ethical Citizens (Unión Nacional de Ciudadanos Éticos) 379,571 21.9
Pedro Fadul Beloved Fatherland Movement (Movimiento Patria Querida) 41,004 2.5
Sergio Martínez E. Paraguayan Humanist Party (Partido Humanista Paraguayo) 5,852 0.4
Horacio Galeano Perrone Tetã Pyahu Movement (Movimiento Tetã Pyahu) 2,788 0.1
Julio López Workers' Party (Partido de los Trabajadores) 2,288 0.1
Invalid/blank votes 59,885 3.5
Total 1,726,906 100
Registered voters/turnout 65.6
Source: Adam Carr's Election Archive



Past elections

See also

External links

  • Adam Carr's Election Archive


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