Cartes winning Paraguay presidential vote: exit polls

Millionaire businessman Horacio Cartes of the opposition Colorado Party was leading in Paraguay's presidential elections, exit polls showed Sunday.

Pollsters First Analysis y Estudios gave Cartes 50.8 percent against 37 percent for ruling party senator Efrain Alegre and 5.1 percent for former TV host Mario Ferreiro of the leftist Avanza Pais (Country Moving Forward) movement.

ICA pollsters in turn gave Cartes 59.7 percent of the vote, Alegre 34.3 percent and Ferreiro 6.8 percent.