Paraguay: Elections end a 60 year rule

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Yesterday Fernando Lugo was elected the new president of Paraguay. This ends the 61 year old rule of the official party in place since 1947. The change of power comes as a political revolution for a country with a poverty rate that exceeds 30% of the population. The candidate for the official party, Blanca Ovelar, was the first woman ever to run for president in Paraguay and would have been the third woman head of state in South America had she been elected. The opposition party won by a large margin, obtaining more than 40% of all votes and over 170,000 more votes than its rival, according to ABC digital.

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