ElectionGudie

April 22, 2018 Held

2,597,989
Voted
Paraguay

Republic of Paraguay

Election for President

Results

58%
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

Atanasio GALEANO9,908

0

Ramon Ernesto BENÍTEZ Amarilla9,361

0

Pedro ALMADA Galeano8,590

0

Efrain ENRIQUEZ Gamon7,291

0

Celino FERREIRA Sanabria6,295

0

Juan German ORTEGA Maqueda5,930

0

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.)