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In pictures: Paraguay elections

Lugo supporters cheering in Asuncion

Opposition supporters in Paraguay have been celebrating victory in the country's presidential election.

Fernando Lugo

Former bishop Fernando Lugo won, capturing 41% of the vote.

Blanca Ovelar conceding defeat

His main rival Blanca Ovelar, who was representing the ruling Colorado Party, won a 31% share.

Lugo supporters celebrate in Asuncion

Mr Lugo's victory means a loss of power for the Colorado Party for the first time in 61 years.

Lugo supporters celebrating

Much of the population has never experienced life under another political party.

Lugo supporters celebrating

The change in power prompted rapturous scenes among opposition supporters.

Lugo supporters dancing in the streets

Correspondents say it looks like the partying will continue long into the night.




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