Mario Abdo Benitez elected as Paraguay’s president

Mario Abdo Benitez won by a smaller margin than predicted by opinion polls.

Conservative candidate Mario Abdo Benitez of Paraguay‘s ruling Colorado Party narrowly defeated his opposition in the country’s presidential elections.

The group has dominated the country’s political landscape for more than 70 years.

Benitez vowed to focus on Paraguay’s persistent poverty by stimulating foreign investment.

Al Jazeera’s Daniel Schweimler reports from neighbouring Argentina.