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Paraguay ruling party's Santiago Peña wins presidential election
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Santiago Peña of Paraguay's ruling conservative Colorado Party has won the presidential election, beating a centre-left challenger. With almost all ballots counted, Mr Peña, an economist, got more than 42%, electoral officials say. Efraín Alegre, candidate of the Concertación Nacional coalition, h
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Santiago Peña of Paraguay's ruling conservative Colorado Party has won the presidential election, beating a centre-left challenger. The Colorado Party has dominated the political scene in the landlocked South American nation for more than 70 years. Paraguay's economy is expected to grow by more than 4% this year, but the country has relatively high levels of poverty and corruption. Meanwhile, Mr Alegre, 60, said his coalition had made significant efforts but the election results showed this was not enough. On Sunday, Paraguayans were also voting in parliamentary elections, with the Colorado Party securing the highest share of the vote.

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  • Santiago Peña of Paraguay's ruling conservative Colorado Party has won the presidential election, beating a centre-left challenger. With almost all ballots counted, Mr Peña, an economist, got more than 42%, electoral officials say. Efraín Alegre, candidate of the Concertación Nacional coalition, had nearly 28%. He later admitted defeat. The Colo...

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