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Paraguay president backs off re-election bid

AFP  |  Asuncion 

Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes said today he will no longer seek re-next year, after his bid to change the constitution triggered deadly riots.

Cartes said in a statement he will "in no event" try to run in the April 2018 vote, amid a political crisis unleashed by a push to allow presidents to stand for re--- a taboo in the South American country since the 35-year dictatorship of General Alfredo Stroessner ended in 1989.

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First Published: Tue, April 18 2017. 02:02 IST