In the statement made by the election board, in Paraguay, where 96 percent of the votes were counted, according to uncertain results, Pena, the candidate of the ruling Colorado Party, won the presidential race with 43.15 percent of the votes.
Efrain Alegre, the candidate of the left-wing coalition, received 27.51% of the votes, while the right-wing populist candidate Paraguayo Cubas finished third in the election race with 21.62 percent of the votes.
Pena, who won a large majority in the Senate, was reported to have been successful in 14 of the 17 governorships.
In his victory speech in the capital Asunsion, Pena addressed his supporters, saying, “I invite all of you to unanimity to achieve our collective prosperity and common happiness. It is time to postpone our differences and prioritize the common causes that unite us as a nation.” said.
In his statement, current President Mario Abdo Benitez congratulated the people who participated in the elections, saying, “I congratulate the people of Paraguay and the elected President Santiago Pena. We will ensure an orderly and transparent transition to strengthen our institutions and the democracy of the country.” used the phrase.
More than 4 million voters in Paraguay voted yesterday to elect the president as well as the vice president, the 45-member Senate and the 80-member House of Representatives and the governor of 17 districts.
The Colorado Party has been in power in Paraguay since the mid-20th century, except for a few terms.
Pena served as economy minister to former President Horacio Cartes (2013-2018).