Monday, April 21, 2008

A sea-change in Paraguay

Paraguay went to the polls today in Presidential and legislative elections, and the big news is that opposition candidate and former Roman Catholic bishop Fernando Lugo has won the Presidency. Not only is this yet another victory for the left (bringing the whole of South America except Colombia under left-wing control); it is also the first time in sixty years Paraguay's Colorado Party has been out of power. I wonder how they'll take it?