IFES

April 22, 2018 Held

Paraguay

Republic of Paraguay

Election for President

Results

Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:2,597,989
Valid Votes:2,463,441
Invalid Votes:134,548

Candidates:

Mario ABDO Benítez1,206,067

48.96

Efraín ALEGRE1,110,464

45.08

Juan Batista YBAÑEZ84,045

3.41

Jaro Ilicineo ANZOATEGUI Mariño15,490

0.6287952502211338

Atanasio GALEANO9,908

0.40220163584189755

Ramon Ernesto BENÍTEZ Amarilla9,361

0.37999692300323

Pedro ALMADA Galeano8,590

0.3486992381794409

Efrain ENRIQUEZ Gamon7,291

0.29596811939072215

Celino FERREIRA Sanabria6,295

0.2555368689568778

Juan German ORTEGA Maqueda5,930

0.2407201958561216

More Info:

Paraguay: President, 22 April 2018

At stake in this election:

  • The office of President of Paraguay

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President Horacio CARTES *
  • Head of Government: President Horacio CARTES **
  • 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 Mario ABDO Benítez will be inaugurated in .

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:

  • Mario ABDO Benítez
  • Efraín ALEGRE
    • Coalition: Grand National Renovating Alliance / Alianza Ganar (GANAR)
  • Pedro ALMADA Galeano
    • Party: Broad Front / Partido Frente Amplio
  • Justo German ORTEGA Maqueda
    • Party: Democratic Socialist Heirs / Partido Socialista Democratico Herederos
  • Ramon Ernesto BENÍTEZ Amarilla
    • Party: Patriotic Reserve Movement / Movimiento Reserva Patriotica
  • Juan Buatista YBAÑEZ
    • Party: Green Paraguay / Partido Verde Paraguay
  • Atanasio GALEANO
    • Party: Popular Patriotic Movement Party / Partido del Movimiento Patriotico Popular
  • Jaro Ilicineo ANZOATEGUI Mariño
    • National Artists Movement of Paraguay / Movimiento Nacional Artistas del Paraguay
  • Celino FERREIRA Sanabria 
    • Party: National Movement Unamonos / Movimiento Civico Nacional Unamonos
  • Efrain ENRIQUEZ Gamon
    • ​Party: National Sovereignty Movement / Movimiento Soberania Nacional

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 6,465,669 (2013)
  • Registered Voters: 4,241,507 (2018)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 3,184,123 (2013)

·         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: 14 (Chamber of Deputies); 9 (Senate) following the 2008 elections

·         Human Development Index Position: 112

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

Disability Data:

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

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

·         Population with a disability: 969,850 (est.)