Horacio Cartes

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Horacio Cartes
Horacio Cartes con banda.jpg
President of Paraguay
Assumed office
August 15, 2013
Vice PresidentJuan Afara
Preceded byFederico Franco
Succeeded byMario Abdo Benítez (Elect)
Personal details
Born (1956-07-05) July 5, 1956 (age 63)
Asunción, Paraguay
Political partyColorado Party
Spouse(s)María Montaña de Cartes
ChildrenJuan Pablo
Sofía
María Sol
ResidenceMburuvichá Roga (official)
Barrio Santo Domingo, Asunción (private)

Horacio Manuel Cartes Jara (born 5 July 1956) is an Paraguayan politician. He serves as President of Paraguay since 2013. Cartes won the 2013 presidential election in Paraguay on 21 April 2013 and took office as President on 15 August 2013.

Horacio Cartes is the owner of "Grupo Cartes", a conglomerate of approximately two dozen of companies. He has also been president of the football club Club Libertad since 2001 [1]

References[change | change source]

  1. (Spanish) Horacio Cartes biography, Portal Guaraní.