Paraguay’s long-ruling party romps to presidential victory

Santiago Peña, presidential candidate of the Colorado ruling party, right, embraces former President Horacio Cartes after the voting closed during general elections in Asuncion, Paraguay, Sunday, April 30, 2023. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)

ASUNCIÓN, Paraguay — The long-governing Colorado Party remained the dominant force of Paraguayan politics as the vote count from Sunday’s election gave an overwhleming lead to its presidential candidate, Santiago Peña, with nearly all votes counted.