Congress of Paraguay

Congress of Paraguay

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Paraguay's bicameral Congress (Congreso) consists of a 45-member Senate and an 80-member Chamber of Deputies. It serves as the legislative branch of the Paraguayan state.

Both chambers of Congress are elected concurrently with the president by means of a proportional representation system. Deputies are elected by department and Senators on a nationwide basis.

Latest election

e • d 20 April 2008 Congress of Paraguay election results
Parties Chamber of
National Republican Association/Colorado Party (Asociación Nacional Republicana/Partido Colorado) 29 15
Authentic Radical Liberal Party (Partido Liberal Radical Auténtico) 26 14
National Union of Ethical Citizens (Unión Nacional de Ciudadanos Éticos) 16 9
Beloved Fatherland Movement (Movimiento Patria Querida) 3 4
Patriotic Alliance for Change (Alianza Patriótica para el Cambio) 2
Popular Movement Tekojoja (Movimiento Popular Tekojoja) 1 1
Democratic Progressive Party (Partido Democrático Progresista) 1 1
Departmental Alliance Boquerón (Alianza Departamental Boquerón) 1
Party for a Country of Solidarity (Partido País Solidario) 1
Unknown 1
Total (turnout %) 80 45

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