President of Paraguay
|President of the|
Republic of Paraguay
Presidente de la República del Paraguay
Standard of the President of the Republic
|Seat||Palacio de los López|
|Appointer||Direct popular election|
|Term length||Five years, non-renewable|
|Inaugural holder||Carlos Antonio López|
|Formation||13 March 1844|
|Deputy||Vice 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.
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.
Juan Carlos Wasmosy
December 15, 1938
August 23, 1943
Luis Ángel González Macchi
December 13, 1947
October 11, 1956
May 30, 1951
July 24, 1962
References[change | change source]
- "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."