April 22, 2018 / 9:55 PM / a month ago

Paraguay's Colorado Party leads presidential race - official data

ASUNCION (Reuters) - Paraguay’s Colorado Party candidate Mario Abdo was ahead in Sunday’s presidential election with 48.29 percent of the vote, according to the country’s official elections tribunal, with 20 percent of ballots counted.

Paraguayan presidential candidate Mario Abdo Benitez of the Colorado Party makes declarations to the media in his house, during national election in Asuncion, Paraguay April 22, 2018. REUTERS/Jorge Adorno

His main rival, Efrain Alegre of the center-left GANAR coalition, had 41.71 of the vote, according to official data.

Reporting by Hugh Bronstein; Editing by Daniel Wallis

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