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Lugo and The Liberals Take the Paraguayan Cake

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The Colorado candidate and Gen. Oviedo have conceded, the TREP quick count was in line with a half-dozen exit polls, and ABC Color is celebrating the end of Colorado dominance and the legacy of Stroessner:

El pueblo paraguayo venció el miedo, núcleo central de la campaña de la ANR en este último tramo, y eligió a Fernando Lugo como presidente de la República, por más de 170 mil votos. El Partido Colorado es desplazado del poder luego de 61 años, de los cuales sostuvo por 35 años a la dictadura de Alfredo Stroessner. Mucha gente siente este cambio de timón como el oxígeno imprescindible para un país con un estado que fabrica miseria y expulsa a su gente. El pueblo habló fuerte con una voz imposible de parar con fraude.

The Paraguayan people conquered fear, the keynote of the ANR (National Republic Alliance, Colorado) campaign, and elected Fernando Lugo president of the Republic by more than 170,000 votes. The Colorado party is out of power after more than 61 years, 35 of them taken up by the dictatorship of Alfredo Stroessner. Many people see this change of direction as providing the oxygen sorely needed by a nation with a state that manufactures abject poverty and drives its people into exile. The people made a powerful statement in a voice that fraud could not silence.

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