Mario Abdo Benítez takes office as new president of Paraguay

Mario Abdo Benítez takes office as new president of Paraguay

At ceremony at Government Palace in Asuncion attended by several foreign leaders, leader took office for next five years

Benítez took office on Wednesday (15)REUTERS / Jorge Adorno / 15.8.2018Conservative Mario Abdo Benítez, 46, took office on Wednesday as President of Paraguay for the next five years.In a ceremony at the Government Palace in Asunción with the presence of several foreign leaders, Benítez received the presidential sash of Congress President Silvio Ovelar.Among those present were President Michel Temer, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen;as well as the heads of state of Argentina, Mauricio Macri;Uruguay, Tabaré Vázquez;from Bolivia, Evo Morales;from Colombia, Iván Duque, and from Guatemala, Jimmy Morales.See tooParaguayan president hands baton after five years in officeBenítez will then meet with these leaders and delegation representatives for a personal greeting at the Government Palace.Before this act, and after the inauguration ceremony, the Paraguayan president will go to the Cathedral to attend the Te Deum on the occasion of the feast of the Virgin of Asu...


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