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Five Takeaways from Paraguay’s Presidential Election

April 23, 2018

ASUNCIÓN - Latin America has (another) new president. Some 2.6 million Paraguayans cast their votes on April 22, electing frontrunner Mario Abdo Benítez, 46, a senator from a traditionalist sector of the governing Colorado Party. As many anticipated, Abdo Benítez defeated Efraín Alegre, 55, of the Alliance, a coalition between the conservative Liberal Party (PLRA), the left-wing Guasú Front and other small parties.

Still, the overall results, which included votes for congress, regional governors, regional...

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