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Paraguayan general election, 1989

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Paraguayan general election, 1989

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Early general elections were held in Paraguay on 1 May 1989,[1] following the overthrow of President Alfredo Stroessner on 3 February. For the first time in several years, the opposition was allowed to contest the elections more or less unmolested.[2] The presidential elections were won by Andrés Rodríguez (who had led the coup)[2] running on the Colorado Party ticket. The Colorado Party also won 48 of the 72 seats in the Chamber of Deputies. Voter turnout was 54% in the presidential election and 52% in the parliamentary elections.[3]



Candidate Party Votes %
Andrés Rodríguez Colorado Party 894,374 75.9
Domingo Laino Authentic Radical Liberal Party 240,600 20.4
Aniano Estigarribia Radical Liberal Party 14,849 1.3
Fernando Vera Revolutionary Febrerista Party 11,041 0.9
Secundio Nueñez Christian Democratic Party 8,116 0.8
Liberal Party 5,051 0.4
Unified Radical Liberal Party 3,545 0.3
Paraguayan Humanist Party 1,028 0.1
Invalid/blank votes 24,222
Total 1,202,826 100
Source: Nohlen

Chamber of Deputies

Party Votes % Seats +/-
Colorado Party 845,820 74.5 48 +8
Authentic Radical Liberal Party 229,329 20.2 21 New
Revolutionary Febrerista Party 23,815 2.1 2 New
Radical Liberal Party 15,083 1.3 1 -12
Christian Democratic Party 11,674 1.0 0 New
Liberal Party 5,544 0.5 0 -7
Unified Radical Liberal Party 3,476 0.3 0 New
Paraguayan Humanist Party 1,069 0.1 0 New
Invalid/blank votes 21,971
Total 1,157,781 100 72 +12
Source: Nohlen


  1. ^ Nohlen, D (2005) Elections in the Americas: A data handbook, Volume II, p425 ISBN 978-0-19-928358-3
  2. ^ a b Nohlen, p416
  3. ^ Nohlen, p426
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