1977 Paraguayan Constitutional Assembly election

Constitutional Assembly elections were held in Paraguay on 6 February 1977.[1] The Colorado Party was the only party to contest the elections amidst an opposition boycott,[2] and won all seats. Voter turnout was 82.8%.[3] Following the election, the constitution was amended to scrap term limits, allowing President Alfredo Stroessner to contest the 1978 elections.[4]

1977 Paraguayan Constitutional Assembly election
← 1973 6 February 1977 1978 →

120 seats in the Constitutional Assembly
61 seats needed for a majority
Party Leader % Seats
Colorado Alfredo Stroessner 100
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.


Colorado Party687,065100.00
Valid votes687,06584.00
Invalid/blank votes130,87016.00
Total votes817,935100.00
Registered voters/turnout987,91782.79
Source: Nohlen


  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume II, p425 ISBN 978-0-19-928358-3
  2. ^ Stroessner's Party in Paraguay Wins Election by a Wide Margin The New York Times, 8 February 1977
  3. ^ Nohlen, p429
  4. ^ Nohlen, p416