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Paraguayan general election, 1968

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Paraguayan general election, 1968

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General elections were held in Paraguay on 11 February 1968.[1] Alfredo Stroessner of the Colorado Party won the presidential elections, whilst the Colorado Party won 20 of the 30 seats in the Senate and 40 of the 60 seats in the Chamber of Deputues. Voter turnout was 73.1%.[2]



Candidate Party Votes %
Alfredo Stroessner Colorado Party 465,535 71.6
Gustavo González Radical Liberal Party 139,622 21.5
Ruy Rufinelli Liberal Party 27,965 4.3
Carlos Caballero Gatti Revolutionary Febrerista Party 16,871 2.6
Invalid/blank votes 6,421
Total 656,414 100
Source: Nohlen, Lewis[3]


Party Votes % Seats
Colorado Party 20
Radical Liberal Party 9
Liberal Party 1
Revolutionary Febrerista Party 0
Invalid/blank votes
Total 30
Source: IPU

Chamber of Deputies

Party Votes % Seats +/-
Colorado Party 465,535 71.6 40 0
Radical Liberal Party 139,622 21.5 16 New
Liberal Party 27,965 4.3 3 -17
Revolutionary Febrerista Party 16,871 2.6 1 New
Invalid/blank votes 11,314
Total 628,615 100 60 0
Source: Nohlen


  1. ^ Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume II, p425 ISBN 978-0-19-928358-3
  2. ^ Nohlen, p426
  3. ^ Paul H. Lewis (1980) Paraguay Under Stroessner, University of North Carolina Press, p201 ISBN 978-0807814376
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