Francisco Oviedo

Francisco Arcidio Oviedo Brítez is a Paraguayan politician from the Colorado Party. He served as 27th Vice President of Paraguay from 21 November 2007 to 15 August 2008.[4]

Francisco Oviedo
Housing Minister of Paraguay
In office
3 October 2000[1] – 6 February 2002[1]
PresidentLuis González Macchi
Preceded byFederico Zayas[1]
Succeeded byJames Spalding[1]
Finance Minister of Paraguay
In office
2 October 2000[2] – 6 February 2002
PresidentLuis González Macchi
Succeeded byJames Spalding
Interior Minister of Paraguay
In office
6 February 2002[3] – 2003
PresidentLuis González Macchi
Preceded byJulio César Fanego
Vice President of Paraguay
In office
21 November 2007 – 15 August 2008
PresidentNicanor Duarte Frutos
Preceded byLuis Castiglioni
Succeeded byFederico Franco
Personal details
Political partyColorado Party

Political careerEdit

From 2000 to 2003 Oviedo held a number of ministerial positions in the cabinet of Luis González Macchi. In 2007 Oviedo became a senator in the Paraguayan Senate. Shortly after, he was elected in a special election to succeed Luis Castiglioni as Vice President of the Republic. This was for the remainder of the presidential term, until 15 August 2008.

Presidential aspirationEdit

Nicanor Duarte Frutos offered his resignation as President of Paraguay to the Paraguayan Congress on June 23, 2008. [5][6] It was assumed that Oviedo, as vice president, would succeed him.[7] However, President Duarte's resignation was not accepted, and Oviedo therefore did not assume the presidency.


  1. ^ a b c d (in Spanish) Paraguay Ministry of Housing, Ministerio de Hacienda, p70
  2. ^, October 2000
  3. ^ February 2002, accessed 29 June 2012
  4. ^ (in Spanish) Nicanor renunciara mañana[permanent dead link] from Diario ABC Color.
  5. ^ (in Spanish) Nicanor entrega hoy su renuncia al cargo[permanent dead link] from Diario ABC Color.
  6. ^ (in Spanish) Francisco Oviedo ya esta preparado para ser presidente from Diario ABC Color.
Political offices
Preceded by
Luis Castiglioni
Vice President of Paraguay
Succeeded by
Federico Franco