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Paraguay

Republic of Paraguay

6,862,812 16

Population (as of July 1, 2016)

Elections in our database

66.06%

Registered Voters (as of )

Average Turnout

Name Official Name Type
Paraguayan Chamber of Senators Camara de Senadores Upper House
Paraguayan Chamber of Deputies Camara de Diputados Lower House

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.

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 in 18 multi-member consituencies.
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Elections

Election For Date Votes Registered Voters Turn Out
President 1998-05-10 1,650,725 2,049,449 80.54%
Paraguayan Chamber of Deputies 1998-05-10 1,649,419 2,049,449 80.48%
Paraguayan Chamber of Senators 1998-05-10 1,648,880 2,049,449 80.45%
Paraguayan Chamber of Deputies 2003-04-27 1,542,172 2,405,108 64.12%
Paraguayan Chamber of Senators 2003-04-27 1,544,222 2,405,108 64.21%
President 2003-04-27 1,544,172 2,405,108 64.2%
Paraguayan Chamber of Deputies 2008-04-20 1,872,663 2,861,940 65.43%
Paraguayan Chamber of Senators 2008-04-20 1,872,560 2,861,940 65.43%
President 2008-04-20 1,726,906 2,861,940 60.34%
Referendum 2011-10-09 385,078 3,039,308 12.67%
Paraguayan Chamber of Senators 2013-04-21 2,421,918 2,861,940 84.63%
President 2013-04-21 2,391,790 3,516,275 68.02%
Paraguayan Chamber of Deputies 2013-04-21 2,399,626 3,516,275 68.24%
Paraguayan Chamber of Senators 2018-04-22 - - -
President 2018-04-22 - - -
Paraguayan Chamber of Deputies 2018-04-22 - - -

Voter Turnout