election FAQ

Elections in Paraguay: 2018 General Elections


On April 22, Paraguayan citizens will head to the polls to vote for national and local authorities.

The Colorado Party dominated Paraguayan politics until 2008, when it lost the general elections for the first time in 61 years to the opposition, the Patriotic Alliance for Change. Additionally, for the first time in the history of Paraguay, only two candidates will be competing for the presidential seat.

To help you understand this important electoral process, the International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) provides Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) on Elections in Paraguay: 2018 General Elections. IFES FAQs include:

  • How is Paraguay’s electoral system structured?
  • Are there any quotas?
  • Can Paraguayans who reside abroad vote in the elections?
  • Is electoral observation allowed?