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Rich political novice the favorite to win Paraguayan presidency

ASUNCION (Reuters) - Paraguayans go to the polls on Sunday in a presidential election that could return the center-right Colorado Party to power less than a year after the nation's leftist leader was impeached.Full story

Two center-right candidates face off in Paraguay vote

ASUNCION (Reuters) - Paraguayans will vote for a new president on Sunday. Two center-right candidates are vying for the top job after the left's brief spell in power was cut short by the sudden impeachment of President Fernando Lugo last year. Full story

Conservative Paraguayan businessman leads presidential race

ASUNCION (Reuters) - Conservative Paraguayan businessman and political newcomer Horacio Cartes is the leading candidate ahead of the April 21 presidential election, according to a poll published on Monday. Full story

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