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Paraguayan general election, 1978

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Paraguayan general election, 1978

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General elections were held in Paraguay on 12 February 1978.[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 86.0%.[2]



Candidate Party Votes %
Alfredo Stroessner Colorado Party 905,461 90.8
Germán Acosta Caballero Radical Liberal Party 54,984 5.5
Fulvio Hugo Celauro Liberal Party 37,059 3.7
Invalid/blank votes 12,795
Total 1,010,299 100
Source: Nohlen


Party Votes % Seats +/-
Colorado Party 20 0
Radical Liberal Party 10
Liberal Party
Invalid/blank votes
Total 30 0
Source: IPU

Chamber of Deputies

Party Votes % Seats +/-
Colorado Party 905,461 90.7 40 0
Radical Liberal Party 54,984 5.5 16 0
Liberal Party 37,059 3.7 4 0
Invalid/blank votes 12,795
Total 1,010,299 100 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
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