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List of Presidents of Paraguay

President of the Republic of Paraguay
Presidente de la República del Paraguay
Standard of the President of the Republic
Style
His Excellency
Residence Mburuvichá Roga
Appointer Direct Popular Election
Term length Five years, non-renewable
Inaugural holder Fulgencio Yegros (First head of state)
Carlos Antonio López (First President)
Deputy Vice President of Paraguay
Website President of Paraguay

The President of Paraguay (officially in Spanish Excelentisimo Señor Presidente de la República del Paraguay) is according to the Paraguayan Constitution the Chief of the Executive branch of the Government of Paraguay. Therefore, the President is the Head of State and the Head of Government of the Republic of Paraguay.

The workplace of the President of Paraguay is the Palacio de los López, in Asunción. The Presidential Residence is Mburuvichá Roga House, also in Asunción.

Once Presidents leave office, they are granted by the Paraguayan Constitution the speaking-but-non-voting position of Senator for life.

List of heads of state of Paraguay (1811–present)

      Non-party       Colorado       Liberal       Revolutionary Febrerista       Patriotic Alliance for Change       Authentic Radical Liberal

President Took office Left office Party
Presidents of the Superior Governing Junta
Junta[nb 1] 14 May 1811 17 June 1811 Non-party
Fulgencio Yegros 19 June 1811 12 October 1813 Non-party
Consuls of the Republic
José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia
(1st consulship)
12 October 1813 12 February 1814 Non-party
Fulgencio Yegros 12 February 1814 12 June 1814 Non-party
José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia
(2nd consulship)
12 June 1814 3 October 1814 Non-party
Supreme Dictator
José Gaspar Rodríguez de Francia 3 October 1814[nb 2] 20 September 1840 Non-party
Presidents of the Provisional Junta
Manuel Antonio Ortiz 20 September 1840[nb 3] 22 January 1841 Non-party
Juan José Medina 22 January 1841 9 February 1841 Non-party
Mariano Roque Alonzo 9 February 1841 14 March 1841 Non-party
Consuls of the Republic
Carlos Antonio López and Mariano Roque Alonzo[nb 4] 14 March 1841 13 March 1844 Non-party
Presidents of the Republic
Carlos Antonio López 14 March 1844 10 September 1862 Non-party
Francisco Solano López 10 September 1862[nb 5] 15 August 1869 Non-party
Cirilo Antonio Rivarola
(1st presidency)
15 August 1869 31 August 1870 Non-party
Facundo Machaín
(Acting President)
31 August 1870 1 September 1870 Non-party
Cirilo Antonio Rivarola
(2nd presidency)
1 September 1870[nb 6] 18 December 1871 Non-party
Salvador Jovellanos
(Acting President)
18 December 1871 25 November 1874 Non-party
Juan Bautista Gill 25 November 1874 12 April 1877 Non-party
Higinio Uriarte
(Acting President)
12 April 1877 25 November 1878 Non-party
Cándido Bareiro 25 November 1878 4 September 1880 Non-party
Bernardino Caballero 4 September 1880[nb 7] 25 November 1886 Colorado
Patricio Escobar 25 November 1886 25 November 1890 Colorado
Juan Gualberto González 25 November 1890 9 June 1894 Colorado
Marcos Morínigo
(Acting President)
9 June 1894 25 November 1894 Colorado
Juan Bautista Egusquiza 25 November 1894 25 November 1898 Colorado
Emilio Aceval 25 November 1898 9 January 1902 Colorado
Andrés Héctor Carvallo
(Acting President)
9 January 1902 25 November 1902 Colorado
Juan Antonio Escurra 25 November 1902 19 December 1904 Colorado
Juan Bautista Gaona
(Acting President)
19 December 1904 9 December 1905 Liberal
Cecilio Báez
(Acting President)
9 December 1905 25 November 1906 Liberal
Benigno Ferreira 25 November 1906 4 July 1908 Liberal
Emiliano González Navero
(Acting President; 1st presidency)
4 July 1908 25 November 1910 Liberal
Manuel Gondra
(1st presidency)
25 November 1910 17 January 1911 Liberal
Albino Jara
(Acting President)
60px 17 January 1911 5 July 1911 Liberal
Liberato Marcial Rojas
(Acting President)
5 July 1911 28 February 1912 Liberal
Pedro Peña
(Acting President)
28 February 1912 22 March 1912 Colorado
Emiliano González Navero
(Acting President; 2nd presidency)
22 March 1912 15 August 1912 Liberal
Eduardo Schaerer 15 August 1912 15 August 1916 Liberal
Manuel Franco 15 August 1916 5 June 1919 Liberal
José Pedro Montero
(Acting President)
5 June 1919 15 August 1920 Liberal
Manuel Gondra
(2nd presidency)
15 August 1920 7 November 1921 Liberal
Eusebio Ayala
(Acting President; 1st presidency)
7 November 1921 12 April 1923 Liberal
Eligio Ayala
(Acting President; 1st presidency)
12 April 1923 17 March 1924 Liberal
Luis Alberto Riart
(Acting President)
17 March 1924 15 August 1924 Liberal
Eligio Ayala
(José Eligio Ayala)
(2nd presidency)
15 August 1924 15 August 1928 Liberal
José Guggiari
(José Patricio Guggiari Corniglioni)
15 August 1928 15 August 1932 Liberal
Eusebio Ayala
(2nd presidency)
15 August 1932 17 February 1936 Liberal
Rafael Franco
(Rafael Franco Ojeda)
(Acting President)
20 February 1936 15 August 1937 Revolutionary Febrerista
Félix Paiva 16 August 1937[nb 8] 15 August 1939 Liberal
José Estigarribia
(José Félix Estigarribia Insaurralde)
15 August 1939 7 September 1940 Liberal
Higinio Moríñigo
(Higinio Morínigo Martínez)
7 September 1940 3 June 1948 Non-party
Juan Manuel Frutos
(Acting President)
3 June 1948 15 August 1948 Colorado
Juan González
(Juan Natalicio González Paredes)
15 August 1948 30 January 1949 Colorado
Raimundo Rolón
(Raimundo Rolón Villasanti)
(Acting President)
30 January 1949 26 February 1949 Colorado
Felipe Molas
(Felipe Benigno Molas López)
27 February 1949[nb 9] 11 September 1949 Colorado
Federico Chávez
(Federico Chaves Careaga)
11 September 1949[nb 10] 5 May 1954 Colorado
Tomás Romero
(Tomás Romero Pereira)
(Acting President)
5 May 1954 15 August 1954 Colorado
Alfredo Stroessner
(Alfredo Stroessner Matiauda)
15 August 1954 3 February 1989 Colorado
Andrés Rodríguez
(Andrés Rodríguez Pedotti)
3 February 1989[nb 11] 15 August 1993 Colorado
Juan Carlos Wasmosy
(Juan Carlos Wasmosy Monti)
15 August 1993 15 August 1998 Colorado
Raúl Cubas
(Raúl Alberto Cubas Grau)
15 August 1998 28 March 1999 Colorado
Luis González
(Luis Ángel González Macchi)
28 March 1999 15 August 2003 Colorado
Nicanor Duarte
(Óscar Nicanor Duarte Frutos)
15 August 2003 15 August 2008 Colorado
Fernando Lugo
(Fernando Armindo Lugo Méndez)
15 August 2008 22 June 2012 Patriotic Alliance
for Change
Federico Franco
(Luis Federico Franco Gómez)
22 June 2012 15 August 2013 Authentic Radical Liberal
Horacio Cartes
(Horacio Manuel Cartes Jara)
15 August 2013 Incumbent Colorado

Notes

Latest election

Main article: Paraguayan general election, 2013

See also

External links

  • (Spanish) Presidency of the Republic of Paraguay

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