ElectionGudie

May 10, 1998 Held

1,650,725
Voted
Paraguay

Republic of Paraguay

Election for President

Results

78%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:1,650,725
Valid Votes:1,602,906
Invalid Votes:30,788

Candidates:

Raúl Cubas GRAU887,196

54.77

Domingo LAINO703,379

43.32

Other Candidates12,331

0

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Paraguay

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Juan Carlos WASMOSY
  • Head of Government: President Juan Carlos WASMOSY
  • 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.

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.

Main Candidates in the Presidential race:

  • Raúl Cubas GRAU
    • Party: National Republican Association (Also known as "Colorado Party") (ANR)
  • Domingo LAINO**
    • Party: Democratic Alliance
  • Other Candidates
    • Party: N/A

** The Democratic Alliance is composed of the Authentic Liberal Radical Party (PLRA) and the National Encounter Party (PEN).

Last Presidential election:

  • The last presidential election was held on May 9, 1993. In this election, Juan Carlos WASMOSY received 39.92% of the vote and thus defeated Domingo LAINO, his closest competitor with 32.13% of the vote.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 5,089,306 (1998)
  • Registered Voters: 2,049,449 (1998)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 2,514,623 (1998)

·         Is Paraguay a signatory to CEDAW: No

·         Has Paraguay ratified CEDAW: Yes, accession (12 January 1995)

·         Gender Quota: Yes

·         Female candidates in this election: No

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 2 (Chamber of Deputies); 8 (Senate) following the 1998 elections

·         Human Development Index Position: 112 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: Low (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is Paraguay a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)

·         Has Paraguay ratified CRPD: Yes (3 September 2008)

·         Population with a disability: 763,395 (est.)