Friday, 18 April 2008


Away from the much-publicised race for the US presidency, a former bishop has emerged as most popular candidate in tomorrow’s presidential elections in Paraguay. Fernando Lugo Mendez, the former Roman Catholic Bishop of San Pedro, is fronting an alliance of opposition parties in a country which has been dominated by the right-wing Colorado Party for six decades. Even though there were slightly higher expectations of success for the Colorado Party’s female candidate Blanca Ovelar, 34.5 per cent of people polled said they would vote for Lugo. The electorate has tired of corruption and people believe Lugo is honest and caring, The Tablet reports.

Source: The Tablet (19/4)

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