Colorado party could return to power in Paraguay in October 10 municipal elections

Paraguay's Partido Colorado, the same party whose top leader was once dictator Alfredo Stroessner, wishes to turn the past 5 years (of Fernando Lugo and then Federico Franco's governments) into an interlude in the country's history.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The party is committed to returning to power and becoming Paraguay's predominant force, as it was in the 6 decades preceding 2008.

The Colorado party leader, multimillionaire tobacco entrepreneur and sports leader Horacio Cartes, is campaigning against the ruling Partido Liberal Radical Auténtico in next month's municipal elections, and has a good chance of winning, according to the polls.

The next presidential election will only occur in 2023.

In any event, in spite of this period away from the Executive branch, the Partido Colorado maintains a well-oiled machinery, which has neither lost . . .

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