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Paraguay officials pledge the reelection amendment will be submitted to binding referendum

Saturday, April 1st 2017 - 19:34 UTC
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A protester was killed in Paraguay after violent clashes overnight sparked by a secret Senate vote for a constitutional amendment that would allow conservative President Horacio Cartes to run for re-election. The political move also had the support and Senate votes from the left leaning former removed president Fernando Lugo, which polls show he has significant support ahead of the 2018 presidential election. Read full article


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  • imoyaro

    “We are saddened by what is happening, but it's the usual politics”

    Certainly seem that way. Reminds me of a piece of music that came out before the election of Lugo, which broke a Colorado monopoly on the presidency after the decade of corrupution that followed Stroessner's overthrow. Note that the title should actually be spelled “Añaracopeguare.” It means loosely “go to your devil's shell,” ie your mother is a devil, in the same vein as referring to somebody as a “Hijo de *insert epithet here*.” Catchy tune. ;)

    Apr 02nd, 2017 - 04:34 am - Link - Report abuse 0

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