ElectionGudie

April 22, 2018 Held

2,588,296
Voted
Paraguay

Republic of Paraguay

Election for Camara de Senadores (Paraguayan Chamber of Senators)

Results

56%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:2,588,296
Valid Votes:2,358,303
Invalid Votes:229,993

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

National Republican Association - Colorado Party 17 - 766,841

32.52%

Authentic Liberal Radical Party 13 - 570,205

24.18%

Front Guasu 6 - 279,008

11.83%

Beloved Fatherland 3 - 159,625

6.77%

Let's Do It 2 - 105,375

4.47%

Democratic Progress 2 - 86,216

3.66%

National Crusade Movement 1 - 58,409

2.48%

National Union of Ethical Citizens Movement 1 - 49,889

2.12%

More Info:

Paraguay: Chamber of Senators, 22 April 2018

At stake in this election:

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

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 Chief of State and Head of Government.

** President-Elect Mario ABDO Benítez will be inaugurated 15 August 2018.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by popular vote to serve a 5-year term.
  • 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 parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: National Republican Association / Colorado Party / Asociacion Nacional Republicana (ANR)
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Senators election: 17
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Senators election: 19
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Deputies election: 
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: 44
  • Party: Authentic Liberal Radical Party / Partido Liberal Radical Autentico (PLRA)
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Senators election: 13
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Senators election: 12
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Deputies election: 
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: 27
  • Party: Beloved Fatherland / Patria Querida (PQ)
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Senators election: 3
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Senators election: 1
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Deputies election: 
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: 1
  • Party: Let's Do It / Partido Hagamos  
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Senators election: 2
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Senators election: 0
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Deputies election: 
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: 
  • Party: Green Party / Partido Verde Paraguay​ 
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Senators election: 0
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Senators election: 0
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Deputies election: 
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: 0
  • Party: Democratic Progress / Partido Democratico Progresista
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Senators election: 2
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Senators election: 0
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Deputies election: 
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: 0
  • Coalition: Front Guasu (FG) / Frente Guasú (FG)****
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Senators election: 6
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Senators election: 5
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Deputies election: 
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: 1
  • Party: National Crusade Movement / Movimiento Cruzada Nacional
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Senators election: 1
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Senators election: 0
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Deputies election: 
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: N/A
  • Party: We Are Paraguay / Movimiento Politico Somos Paraguay
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Senators election: 0
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Senators election: 2
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Deputies election: 
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: 2
  • Party: National Union of Ethical Citizens / Union Nacional de Ciudadanos Eticos (UNACE)******
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Senators election: 1
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Senators election: 2
    • Seats won in this Chamber of Deputies election: 
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: 2

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 (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: 969,850 (est.)