Saturday, April 19, 2008

world's longest-rulling political party

The Colorado Party (61 years grip on power in Paraguay) is the world's longest-ruling political party, came to power 2 years before China's Communist Party.

in April Fernando Lugo achieved a historic victory in Paraguay's presidential election , defeating the ruling party candidate and ending 61 years of conservative rule.

etymology: from Guaraní - Para=great river or sea; Gua=from or belonging to or place; Y=water or river or lake.
Capital: Asunción
Population: 6.1 M
GDP/capita: $1,802
landlocked between Brazil, Argentina and Bolivia



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