1991 Paraguayan Constitutional Assembly election

Constitutional Assembly elections were held in Paraguay on 1 December 1991.[1] The result was a victory for the Colorado Party, which won 122 of the 198 seats. Voter turnout was 51.7%.[2]

1991 Paraguayan Constitutional Assembly election
Paraguay
← 1989 1 December 1991 1993 →

198 seats in the Constitutional Assembly
100 seats needed for a majority
Party Leader % Seats
Colorado 55.1 122
PLRA 27.0 55
Constitution for All 11.0 19
PRF 1.2 1
PDC 0.9 1
This lists parties that won seats. See the complete results below.

Following the elections, a new constitution was promulgated in 1992. It reintroduced the position of Vice President and allowed for the President to be elected by a plurality of the vote.[3] It also limited the President to a single five-year term, with no possibility of re-election even if the incumbent had only served a partial term. This provision meant that incumbent Andrés Rodríguez would have had to leave office in 1993 even without his promise to not run for a full term.[4]

ResultsEdit

PartyVotes%Seats
Colorado Party409,73055.1122
Authentic Radical Liberal Party201,04027.055
Constitution for All81,86011.019
Revolutionary Febrerista Party9,0941.21
Christian Democratic Party6,5480.91
Workers' Party0.60
Paraguayan Humanist Party0.50
People, Nation and Solidarity0.10
Total198
Total votes743,546
Registered voters/turnout1,438,54351.69
Source: Nohlen, TSJE

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dieter Nohlen (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume II, p425 ISBN 978-0-19-928358-3
  2. ^ Nohlen, p426
  3. ^ Nohlen, p417
  4. ^ Cesar Insfran (June 20, 1992). "Paraguay celebrates new constitution". United Press International.