General elections are scheduled to be held in Paraguay on April 22, 2018. President Horacio Cartes and Juan Afara, of the Colorado Party are not eligible for re-election. The new President and Vice-President will take office on August 15, 2018 and will leave the office in August 2023.
The President of Paraguay is elected in one round of voting by plurality. The 80 members of the Chamber of Deputies are elected by closed list proportional representation in 18 multi-member constituencies based on the departments. The 45 members of the Senate are elected from a single national constituency using closed list proportional representation.
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