Agence France-PresseApril 21, 2013 21:01
Millionaire businessman Horacio Cartes of the opposition Colorado Party, a political neophyte, has won Paraguay's presidential election, electoral officials said Sunday.
Cartes took 45.91 percent of the votes, compared to 36.84 percent for Efrain Alegre of the ruling Liberal Party, who has conceded defeat, Electoral Board chief Alberto Ramirez said.
Voters were turning the page on a political crisis that saw leftist president Fernando Lugo impeached 10 months ago. The new president takes over from Lugo on August 15.