Mario Abdo Benitez sworn in as the 50th President of Paraguay

Posted on:17 Aug 2018 13:35:10
Mario Abdo Benitez sworn in as the 50th President of Paraguay
17 August 2018 Current Affairs: Benitez clinched the top spot after defeating his closest rival, Efrain Alegre from the liberal opposition alliance, by four percentage points in the nation’s elections.

46-year-old Benitez replaces Horacio Cartes. Both are from the conservative Colorado Party.

About Mario Abdo Benítez:

♦ Got involved in politics in 2004.

♦ Founded a political faction with the grandson of Paraguay's former dictator Alfredo Stroessner.

♦ Opposes same-sex marriage and the legalisation of abortion.
Benitez clinched the top spot after defeating his closest rival, Efrain Alegre from the liberal opposition alliance, by four percentage points in the nation’s elections.

46-year-old Benitez replaces Horacio Cartes. Both are from the conservative Colorado Party.

About Mario Abdo Benítez:

♦ Got involved in politics in 2004.

♦ Founded a political faction with the grandson of Paraguay's former dictator Alfredo Stroessner.

♦ Opposes same-sex marriage and the legalisation of abortion.

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