New Paraguayan President Abdo Benítez sworn in

Paraguay's new President Mario Abdo Benitez waves during his inauguration on 15 August, 2018. Symbol copyright Reuters Image caption Mario Abdo Benítez used to be sworn in for a 5-year term on Wednesday

Right-wing former Senator Mario Abdo Benítez has been sworn in because the new president of Paraguay after defeating his liberal rival in April elections.

Mr Abdo Benítez is the son of a detailed aide to ex-military dictator Alfredo Stroessner, and has faced complaint for protecting the former leader’s record.

He replaces Horacio Cartes. Both are from the conservative Colorado Party.

The FORTY SIX-12 months-vintage says he will take a legislation-and-order stance and put in force trade-pleasant policies.

Paraguay has loved strong financial expansion in contemporary years.

Symbol copyright AFP Image caption Mr Abdo Benítez used the 1967 Cadillac which was a favourite of Gen Stroessner’s

Alternatively, media in Paraguay stated that he drove to his inauguration within the white Cadillac utilized by Gen Stroessner to attend army parades.

the automobile belongs to Mr Abdo’s circle of relatives and has been used by other presidents following the return to democracy, together with his predecessor, Horacio Cartes.

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