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Paraguay

Republic of Paraguay

6,623,252 13

Population (as of July 1, 2013)

Elections in our database

3,516,275 66.11%

Registered Voters (as of Jan. 1, 2013)

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
President President Head of Government
Chamber of Senators Camara de Senadores Upper House
President President Head of State
Chamber of Deputies Camara de Diputados Lower House

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Horacio CARTES *
  • Head of Government: President Horacio CARTES
  • Assembly: Paraguay has a bicameral Congress (Congreso) consisting of the Chamber of Senators (Camara de Senadores) with 45 seats and the Chamber of Deputies (Camara de Diputados) with 80 seats.

* The president is both the chief of state and head of government.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by plurality vote to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the Chamber of Senators (Camara de Senadores) 45 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 5-year terms*. In the Chamber of Deputies (Camara de Diputados) 80 members are elected through a closed-list proportional representation system to serve 5-year terms.**

* Senators are elected in one national constituency.

** The Chamber of deputies is divided into 18 multi member constituencies.

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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
Chamber of Deputies 1998-05-10 1,649,419 2,049,449 80.48%
Chamber of Senators 1998-05-10 1,648,880 2,049,449 80.45%
President 1998-05-10 1,650,725 2,049,449 80.54%
Chamber of Senators 2003-04-27 1,544,222 2,405,108 64.21%
Chamber of Deputies 2003-04-27 1,542,172 2,405,108 64.12%
President 2003-04-27 1,544,172 2,405,108 64.2%
Chamber of Deputies 2008-04-20 - 2,861,940 -
Chamber of Senators 2008-04-20 1,872,560 2,861,940 65.43%
President 2008-04-20 1,726,906 2,861,940 60.34%
Referendum 2011-10-09 385,078 3,039,308 12.67%
Chamber of Senators 2013-04-21 2,421,918 2,861,940 84.63%
Chamber of Deputies 2013-04-21 2,399,626 3,516,275 68.24%
President 2013-04-21 2,391,790 3,516,275 68.02%

Voter Turnout