ElectionGudie

April 20, 2008 Held

1,726,906
Voted
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Republic of Paraguay

Election for President (President)

Results

58%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:1,726,906
Valid Votes:1,667,021
Invalid Votes:59,885

Candidates:

Fernando LUGO704,966

42.29

Blanca OVELAR530,552

31.83

Lino OVIEDO379,571

22.77

Pedro Nicolas Maara FADUL Niella41,004

2.46

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Paraguay

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 Candidates in the Presidential race:

  • Blanca OVELAR
    Party: National Republican Association