President of Paraguay

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President of the
Republic of Paraguay
Presidente de la República del Paraguay
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Standard of the President of the Republic
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Horacio Cartes

since 15 August 2013
StyleExcelentísimo Señor
ResidenceMburuvicha Róga
SeatPalacio de los López
AppointerDirect popular election
Term lengthFive years, non-renewable
Inaugural holderCarlos Antonio López
Formation13 March 1844
DeputyVice President of Paraguay

The President 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.

The President is limited to a single five-year term.[1][2][3] it was ultimately rejected.[4]

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.[5]

The current President of Paraguay is Horacio Cartes, since 15 August 2013. He was elected in 2013.

Living former presidents[change | change source]

There are six living former presidents and one outgoing president. The most recent former president to die was Alfredo Stroessner (1963–1989), on 16 August 2006.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Paraguay congress set on fire as election protests turn deadly". BBC News. 1 April 2017. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  2. 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.
  3. "Paraguay rioters storm Congress after Senate amends constitution". USA Today. Retrieved 1 April 2017.
  4. "Paraguay MPs reject amendment allowing president re-election". BBC News. 27 April 2017. Retrieved 1 May 2017.
  5. 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."