Last Wednesday, the Paraguayan Senate approved a one-year term to carry out the municipal elections that were set for the month of November of this year due to the pandemic.
The bill that proposes the extension of the local positions that the municipal authorities currently occupy eliminates the possibility of holding the elections with the general elections in 2023, as reported by the local media ABC Color.
The tentative date for the elections was set for November 8, 2021, and while the extension is in progress, the authorities must hold office until the arrival of the vote.
In accordance to this, the Chamber of Senators reported on its Twitter account that “it approves article number two, which establishes a new electoral calendar for the municipal elections of 2020 as follows: the municipal elections scheduled for 2020 are postponed up to a year.”
The day before the bill was approved, the Senate debated in an extraordinary session the partial and temporary modification of article 154 of the law that establishes the Paraguayan Electoral Code.