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Paraguay opposition woes point to Colorado continuity

Monday, January 9, 2023

Significance

His victory strengthens the power of former President Horacio Cartes (2013-18), who bankrolls Honor Colorado, over the Colorado Party, which has dominated Paraguayan politics since 1946. However, the party internal elections were a major defeat for President Mario Abdo Benitez, who also lost the election for party president to Cartes.

Impacts

  • Cartes’s increased party dominance will strengthen international corruption concerns.
  • Deep opposition divisions appear set to deliver another victory to the Colorado candidate.
  • Unlike the divided opposition, Colorado factions will come together to ensure their continuity in power.

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