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Today in Latin American History

Paraguay Held its 1st President Elections in 50 Years in 1993

Paraguay Held its 1st President Elections in 50 Years in 1993

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Today in Latin American history, Paraguay held its first President and parliamentary elections in 50 years in 1993.

In the country’s first honest election, as well as the first with no military candidates since 1928, Juan Carlos Wasmosy of the Colorado Party won the presidential election.

Voter turnout was 69.0% in the presidential election, 67.6% in the Chamber elections and 69.4% in the Senate elections.

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