Nara, 11-year-old Paraguayan schoolgirl will serve as the country’s symbolic president on Thursday, part of campaign for UN’ International Day of the Girl.
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Paraguay remains a country where democracy remains to be solidified and power returned to the people. In particular, many observers worry there is a lack of greater transparency in electoral processes. Corruption is also a major threat to democracy in Paraguay. Also check out our section on World Democracy or our articles with news about South America.
Elected in the general elections last April, Mario Abdo Benítez took office August 15 as the ninth president of Paraguay since the return to democracy 1989.
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