Asuncion: Supporters For a right-wing candidate he came third in Paraguay Presidential election She clashed with police outside the electoral courthouse on Monday, amid complaints of fraud in a vote that the ruling Colorado party won comfortably.
After hundreds of Paraguayan Cubas supporters gathered, authorities said police erected fences around the courthouse and fired rubber bullets at young stone-throwing protesters. Elsewhere, protesters blocked roads with burning tires and destroyed billboards with a picture of President-elect Santiago Pena, a 44-year-old economist who received 43% of the vote on Sunday to 27% for runner-up Evren Alegre.
Cubas, who surprised observers by winning nearly 23% of the vote, called in an Instagram post for a recount and told his supporters to do so. objects.
“We are not satisfied. The election was stolen from us. It’s that simple,” Yolanda Paredes, a senator-elect and Cubas’ wife, told reporters.
On Tuesday, Cubas was due to travel from his stronghold of Ciudad del Este, on the border with Brazil, to the capital, Asuncion.
Runner-up Allegri said on Twitter that he also called on the electoral court to recount the votes and conduct an international audit of the computer software used in electronic ballot boxes.
Interior Minister Federico González called for “sanity”.
“A procedure is being followed and must be respected,” he said, referring to the work of the Electoral Tribunal.


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