ElectionGudie

April 21, 2013 Held

2,391,790
Voted
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Republic of Paraguay

Election for President (President)

Results

64%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:2,391,790
Valid Votes:2,260,985
Invalid Votes:130,805

Candidates:

Horacio CARTES1,095,469

48.45

Efraín ALEGRE883,630

39.08

Mario FERREIRO140,622

6.22

Anibal CARRILLO79,327

3.51

Miguel CARRIZOSA27,036

1.20

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Paraguay

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Federico FRANCO Gómez *
  • Head of Government: President Federico FRANCO Gómez **
  • 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.

** President-Elect Horacio CARTES will be inaugurated in August 2013.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the Chamber of Senators (Camara de Senadores) 45 members are elected by popular vote to serve 5-year terms. In the Chamber of Deputies (Camara de Diputados) 80 members are elected by popular vote to serve 5-year terms.

Main Candidates in the Presidential race:

*** AP is a coalition of opposition parties.
***** FG is a coalition of center-left and left opposition parties supported by former President Fernando Lugo.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 6,568,290 ( 2011 est.)
  • Registered Voters: 3,516,275 ( 2013 )