Paraguay Is Poised for a Turbulent Election Season

By Gabriel Cohen

Corruption allegations and infighting in the dominant party point to an especially fraught road to the 2023 elections.

As Paraguay’s April 2023 general elections approach, the ruling Colorado Party is in disarray. It has long dominated Paraguayan politics, remaining in power even amid the volatile anti-incumbent wave that has consumed Latin America over the past few years. With a brand centered on pro-business stability and traditional values in a nation often considered the region’s most Catholic country, it has held power for all but five of the last 77 years, losing only the 2008 election when two candidates split the party’s voters. But ahead of its December 18 primary, the party faces major...

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