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Tag: Colorado Party (Paraguay)

  • Monday, May 1st 2023 - 10:44 UTC

    Colorado Party's Peña wins Paraguayan elections

    Among his campaign promises, Peña pledged to maintain ties with Taipei

    Santiago Peña of the ruling National Republican Association (ANR), also known as the Colorado Party, won Sunday's elections in Paraguay and will become the South American country's new president on Aug. 15, it was reported in Asunción. Turnout stood at 63.11% despite voting being mandatory.

  • Wednesday, April 12th 2023 - 10:04 UTC

    Paraguay's ruling party reported to have campaign financing problems

    Cartes as party chairman is a liability for the ANR

    Less than three weeks before the April 30 presidential elections in Paraguay, the ruling National Republican Association (ANR), also known as the Colorado Party, continues to face serious financing problems stemming from Party Chairman Horacio Cartes having been declared significantly corrupt by the United States, which renders him non-eligible for many banks to sign loan agreements.

  • Tuesday, March 7th 2023 - 09:59 UTC

    Fitch foresees end of Colorado rule in Paraguay

    The ANR has two prominent leaders singled out as most corrupt and is also going through an internal crack between those following Abdo and those supporting Cartes (or his protégé Peña)

    A study by Fitch forecasts that next month's Presidential elections in Paraguay will mark the end of one of the two surviving conservative governments in the region. Should Santiago Peña of the Colorado Party be defeated on April 30 by Efraín Alegre of Concertación, Uruguay's Luis Lacalle Pou would become the only non-leftwing leader in all of South America.

  • Wednesday, June 15th 2022 - 22:40 UTC

    Paraguay's opposition agrees to endorse joint presidential candidate

    The understanding is now to be approved by the Superior Tribunal of Electoral Justice (TSJE)

    Leaders of Paraguay's opposition have announced they will run together for the presidency in 2023 with a ticket yet to be defined, under what is known in local electoral law as a “concertación” (a group of various political formations).

  • Thursday, January 13th 2022 - 21:07 UTC

    Paraguay: Congresswoman says drug money runs in all political parties

    “It is not only (the case of former President Horacio) Cartes,” Amarilla explained

    Congresswoman Celeste Amarilla from the Authentic Radical Liberal Party said “money from drug trafficking exists in all parties, although this criminal influence is more prevalent in the Colorado Party.”

  • Thursday, August 15th 2019 - 10:14 UTC

    Paraguayan president beset with 69% disapproval rating and economic downturn

    Abdo, who was elected by the Colorado Party in April 2018 with 46% of the vote, narrowly avoided an impeachment over the signing of an energy pact with Brazil

    Paraguay’s president, Mario Abdo, has reached his first year in office with a 69% disapproval rating amid an enduring political crisis and a significant economic slowdown, according to a survey published on Wednesday.

  • Tuesday, August 6th 2019 - 10:10 UTC

    Colorado Party of Paraguay urges lawmakers and supporters to stand behind President Abdo

    Senator Juan Carlos Galaverna said the people have the right to demand reconciliation among all members of the Colorado Party.

    Paraguay's Colorado Party Monday backed its support of President Mario Abdo in the aftermath of the political scandal sparked last week when the somber Itaipu electricity deal with Brazil was unearthed, leaving the government on the brink of impeachment, a threat which has been averted.... for now.

  • Thursday, August 16th 2018 - 08:52 UTC

    New president takes office in Paraguay pledging to combat poverty and corruption

    Abdo Benitez, 46, promised to combat poverty and entrenched corruption, and urged Paraguayans to “look toward the future and not remain stuck in the past”

    Mario Abdo Benitez, “Marito”, took over as Paraguay's new president on Wednesday, replacing a seemingly disgruntled Horacio Cartes, who left the inauguration ceremony before it finished. Abdo Benitez, 46, promised to combat poverty and entrenched corruption, and urged Paraguayans to “look toward the future and not remain stuck in the past” as he took the oath of office to start a five-year term.

  • Wednesday, April 25th 2018 - 08:50 UTC

    Paraguay soy farmers hopeful newly elected Senate will not slap levy on exports

    Surveys had projected that the ruling Colorado Party could lose up to seven of the 20 seats it currently controls in the 45-member Senate.

    Paraguay's business-friendly ruling party lost fewer seats in Sunday's Senate election, than expected, ensuring strict fiscal policies while lessening chances of a tax hike on the key soy sector. Farmers in the world's No. 4 soybean exporter had feared that the new Senate might approves a measure, defeated last year, that would slap a 10% levy on exports.

  • Monday, April 23rd 2018 - 09:52 UTC

    Ruling party wins election in Paraguay, but with surprise performance of the opposition

    Mario Abdo Benitez won slightly more than 46% of the vote, with his centrist opponent Efrain Alegre taking almost 43% in a race that was far closer than expected.(Pic AFP)

    Paraguay's Mario Abdo Benitez, “Marito”, who represents the country's long-dominant Colorado Party, was elected as president on Sunday, landing the top job in the country with the smallest economy in Mercosur. The US-educated son of a senior aide to the country's late dictator, Abdo Benitez won slightly more than 46% of the vote, with his centrist opponent Efrain Alegre taking almost 43% in a race that was far closer than expected.

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