President of Paraguay
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.
|President of the|
Republic of Paraguay
Presidente de la República del Paraguay
Standard of the President of the Republic
|Style||Excellency or Su Excelencia|
|Seat||Palacio de los López|
|Appointer||Direct popular election|
|Term length||Five years, non-renewable|
|Inaugural holder||Carlos Antonio López|
|Formation||March 13, 1844|
|Deputy||Vice President of Paraguay|
|Salary||8,587 USD per month|
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.
The current president of Paraguay is Mario Abdo Benítez, since 15 August 2018.
List of presidentsEdit
|Mario Abdo Benítez||Colorado Party||1,206,067||48.96|
|Juan Bautista Ybáñez||Paraguay Green Party||84,045||3.41|
|Jaro Anzoátegui||National Artists' Movement||15,490||0.63|
|Atanasio Galeano||Popular Patriotic Movement Party||9,908||0.40|
|Ramón Ernesto Benítez||Patriotic Reserve Movement||9,361||0.38|
|Pedro Almada||Broad Front||8,590||0.35|
|Efraín Enríquez||National Sovereign Movement||7,291||0.30|
|Celino Ferreira||Movimiento Civico Nacional Unamonos||6,295||0.26|
|Justo Germán Ortega||Heirs Democratic Socialist Party||5,930||0.24|
- Following standard protocols based on the Spanish Empire tradition: the style His Excellency is given to individuals that became Chiefs of State. Its 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