ElectionGudie

April 20, 2008 Held

1,872,560
Voted
Paraguay

Republic of Paraguay

Election for Camara de Senadores (Paraguayan Chamber of Senators)

Results

61%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:1,872,560
Valid Votes:1,754,303
Invalid Votes:118,257

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

National Republican Association - Colorado Party 15 - 509,907

29.07%

Authentic Liberal Radical Party 14 - 507,413

28.92%

National Union of Ethical Citizens Movement 9 - 336,763

19.20%

Beloved Fatherland Party 4 - 151,991

8.66%

Party for a Country of Solidarity 4 - 60,947

3.47%

National Encounter Party - - 20,843

1.19%

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 45 seats in the Chamber of Senators (Camara de Senadores)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Nicanor DUARTE Frutos *
  • Head of Government: President Nicanor DUARTE Frutos
  • 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.

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Alliance: National Republican Association - Colorado Party / Asocación Nacional Republicana - Partido Colorado (ANR)
    • Leader: Jose Alberto ALDERETE
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Senators election: 15
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Senators election: 16
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Deputies election: 30
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: 37
  • Party: Authentic Liberal Radical Party / Partido Liberal Radical Autentico (PLRA)
    • Leader: Blas LLANO
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Senators election: 14
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Senators election: 12
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Deputies election: 27
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: 21
  • Party: Beloved Fatherland Party / Patria Querida (PPQ)
    • Leader: Pedro FADUL
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Senators election: 4
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Senators election: 7
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Deputies election: 3
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: 10
  • Party: National Union of Ethical Citizens Movement / Movimiento Union Nacional de Ciudadanos Eticos (UNACE)
    • Leader: Enrique GONZALEZ Quintana
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Senators election: 9
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Senators election: 7
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Deputies election: 15
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: 10
  • Party: Party for a Country of Solidarity / Partido Pais Solidario (PPS)
    • Leader: Carlos Alberto FILIZZOLA Pallares
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Senators election: 4
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Senators election: 2
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Deputies election: 0
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: 2
  • Party: National Encounter Party / Partido Encuentro Nacional (PEN)
    • Leader: Diego ABENTE
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Senators election: 0
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Senators election: 1
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Deputies election: 0
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: 0

Population and registered voters:

  • Population: 6,047,131 (2008)
  • Registered Voters: 2,861,940 (2008)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 2,981,439 (2008)

·         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: 10 (Chamber of Deputies); 7 (Senate) following the 2008 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: 907,069 (est.)