ElectionGudie

April 27, 2003 Held

1,544,172
Voted
Paraguay

Republic of Paraguay

Election for President

Results

62%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:1,544,172
Valid Votes:1,496,419
Invalid Votes:47,753

Candidates:

Nicanor DUARTE FRUTOS537,545

37.14

Julio Cesar FRANCO343,767

24.72

Pedro FADUL313,113

21.96

Guillermo Sánchez GUFFANTI190,313

13.90

Other Candidates8,548

0

Diego ABENTE8,230

0

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Paraguay

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Luis Angel GONZALEZ MACCHI *
  • Head of Government: President Luis Angel GONZALEZ MACCHI
  • 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.

* GONZALEZ MACCHI became president when elected president Raul CUBAS Garu was impeached for his involvement in the assassination of Vice President Luis Maria ARGANA.

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.

Main Candidates in the Presidential race:

  • Nicanor DUARTE FRUTOS
    • Party: National Republican Association
  • Julio César FRANCO
    • Party: Authentic Radical Liberal Party
  • Pedro FADUL
    • Party: Beloved Fatherland Movement
  • Guillermo Sánchez GUFFANTI
    • Party: National Union of Ethical Citizens
  • Other Candidates
  • Independents

Last presidential election:

  • The last presidential election was held on May 10, 1998.

Population and registered voters:

  • Population: 5,607,948 (2003)
  • Registered Voters: 2,405,108 (2003)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 2,769,241 (2003)

·         Is Paraguay a signatory to CEDAW: No

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

·         Gender Quota: Yes

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 7 (Chamber of Deputies); 4 (Senate) following the 2003 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: 841,192 (est.)