ElectionGudie

April 22, 2018 Held

2,582,360
Voted
Paraguay

Republic of Paraguay

Election for Camara de Diputados (Paraguayan Chamber of Deputies)

Results

56%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:2,582,360
Valid Votes:2,371,607
Invalid Votes:210,753

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

National Republican Association - Colorado Party 42 - 927,183

39.10%

Authentic Liberal Radical Party 29 - 420,821

17.74%

Beloved Fatherland 3 - 105,765

4.46%

Let's Do It 1 - 75,601

3.19%

National Encounter Party 3 - 75,514

3.18%

Green Party 1 - 42,053

1.77%

National Crusade Movement 1 - 33,417

1.41%

More Info:

Paraguay: Chamber of Deputies, 22 April 2018

At stake in this election:

  • 80 seats in the Chamber of Deputies (Camara de Diputados)

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: 42
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: 44
  • Party: Authentic Liberal Radical Party / Partido Liberal Radical Autentico (PLRA)
    • Leader: Ramón GOMEZ Verlangieri
    • 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: 29
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: 27
  • Party: Beloved Fatherland / Patria Querida (PQ)
    • Leader: Roberto CAMPOS
    • 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: 3
    • 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: 1
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: 0
  • Party: National Encounter Party / Partido Encuentro Nacional 
    • 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: 3
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: 0
  • 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: 1
    • 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: 0
    • 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: 0
    • 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: 1
    • 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: 0
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: 2
  • Party: National Union of Ethical Citizens / Union Nacional de Ciudadanos Eticos (UNACE)******
    • Leader: Carmelo BANITEZ
    • 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: 0
    • Seats won in last Chamber of Deputies election: 2

**** FG is a coalition of center-left and leftist opposition parties supported by former President Fernando LUGO.
***** AP is a coalition of opposition parties.
****** UNACE party Chairman and Presidential candidate Lino OVIEDO was killed in a helicopter crash in February 2013.

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.)