The president of Paraguay (Spanish: presidente del Paraguay), officially known as the president of the Republic of Paraguay (Spanish: presidente de la República del Paraguay), is according to the Constitution of Paraguay the head of the executive branch of the government of Paraguay, both head of state and head of government. His honorific title is Su Excelencia. Under the 1992 constitution, the president is limited to a single five-year term. An attempt by the Senate to abolish term limits on 1 April 2017 resulted in protests; it was ultimately rejected.
|President of the|
Republic of Paraguay
|Presidente de la República del Paraguay|
Most Excellent Mr. President of the Republic
(alternative formal, diplomatic)
|Status||Head of state|
Head of government
|Seat||Palacio de los López, Asunción|
|Appointer||Direct popular election|
|Term length||Five years,|
|Formation||13 March 1844|
|First holder||Carlos Antonio López|
|Deputy||Vice President of Paraguay|
|Salary||61,054,085 Paraguayan guarani/8,587 USD per month|
The incumbent president of Paraguay is Santiago Peña, who took office on 15 August 2023. The presidential seat is the Palacio de los López, in Asunción. The presidential residence is the Mburuvichá Roga, also in Asunción. Once presidents leave office, they are granted by the Constitution of Paraguay the speaking-but-non-voting position of senator for life.
List of presidents edit
Latest election edit
|Santiago Peña||Pedro Alliana||Colorado Party||1,291,209||43.93|
|Efraín Alegre||Soledad Núñez||National Coalition for a New Paraguay||830,302||28.25|
|Paraguayo Cubas||Stilber Valdez||National Crusade Party||692,429||23.56|
|Euclides Acevedo||Jorge Querey||New Republic Movement||41,164||1.40|
|José Luis Chilavert||Sofia Scheid||Party of the Youth||24,259||0.83|
|Luis Talavera Alegre||Celso Álvarez||Unámonos National Party||17,328||0.59|
|Jorge Humberto Gómez||Noelia Núñez||National Union of Ethical Citizens||12,066||0.41|
|Juan Félix Romero||Catalina Ramírez||Humanist and Solidarity Movement||5,869||0.20|
|Rosa María Bogarín||Herminio Lesme||Herederos Democratic Socialist Party||5,266||0.18|
|Prudencio Burgos||Leona Guaraní||National Party of the People 30A||5,258||0.18|
|Alfredo Luis Machuca||Justina Noguera||Citizen Patriotic Coordinator Movement||5,204||0.18|
|Óscar Mauricio Cañete||Luis Wilfrido Arce||Green Party Paraguay||4,847||0.16|
|Aurelio Martínez||David Sánchez||Únete Paraguay||3,866||0.13|
See also edit
- Following standard protocols based on the Spanish Empire tradition: the style His Excellency is given to individuals that became chiefs of state. It is generally a lifetime style for the individual. In Paraguay, former presidents (unless removed by impeachment) are given the honorific title of Senador Vitalicio and retain the style of Excellency. The style The Most Excellent (Excelentísimo Señor/a), following Spanish tradition, is given to high ranking officials that are not chiefs of state. For example, the president of the Paraguayan Congress is Excelentísimo Señor/a. The style Excelentísimo Señor/a is ex officio (unless the individual who holds it forms part of the nobility).
- "Shocking Gap Between Latin America's Presidential Salaries And Workers Minimum Wage". Latin Post.
- "Paraguay congress set on fire as election protests turn deadly". BBC News. 1 April 2017. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
- Romero, Simon (31 March 2017). "Protests Erupt in Paraguay Over Efforts to Extend President's Term". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
- "Paraguay rioters storm Congress after Senate amends constitution". USA Today. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
- "Paraguay MPs reject amendment allowing president re-election". BBC News. 27 April 2017. Retrieved 1 May 2017.
- Constitution of the Republic of Paraguay, 1992, Article 189 (subsection 1): "(1) Former presidents of the Republic who were democratically elected will be national senators for life, except for those who were impeached from office.
(2) They will not count toward a quorum. They will have the right to speak, but not to vote."
- (in Spanish) Presidency of the Republic of Paraguay