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Paraguay Elections: Fernando Lugo wins presidency (preliminary results)

posted by dawn Geography: Latin America Paraguay Topics: elections, Lugo

April 20, 2008

Paraguay Elections: Fernando Lugo wins presidency (preliminary results)

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Preliminary official results are showing that former Bishop Fernando Lugo has won the presidential elections that took place April 20 in Paraguay.

According to the Supreme Elections Tribunal in Paraguay, Lugo's party, the Patriotic Alliance for Change (APC) has an estimated 40.46% of votes, compared to 31.12% for Blanca Olevar's Colorado party and 21.8% for General Lino Oveido. This figure is still preliminary but includes 70.87% of the polling stations.

According to AP, "News broadcasts showed two minor scuffles outside polling places Sunday" but voting was generally peaceful.


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