Colorado Party's Horacio Cartes Wins Paraguayan Election

Return to power for a party that dominated the presidency from 1948 to 2008


Millionaire businessman Horacio Cartes won Paraguay's presidential election, returning his powerful center-right Colorado Party to power after the left's brief spell ended in impeachment last year.

Cartes won with a 9 or 10 percentage point lead over Efrain Alegre of the ruling Liberal Party, the head of the country's electoral tribunal said.