1938 Paraguayan Chaco Treaty referendum

A referendum on the Chaco Treaty with Bolivia was held in Paraguay on 15 August 1938.[1] The treaty was approved by 91% of voters.


Following the 1932–1935 Chaco War between Bolivia and Paraguay, a peace conference was held in Buenos Aires. An agreement, the Chaco Treaty, was signed on 21 July 1938, which required ratification within 20 days. In Bolivia the treaty was approved by Congress, while in Paraguay it was put to a referendum.[1]


Choice Votes %
For 135,835 91.14
Against 13,204 8.86
Invalid/blank votes 559
Total 149,598 100
Registered voters/turnout
Source: Direct Democracy