Paraguay, the only South American country among the 14 that maintain diplomatic relations with Taiwan, goes to the polls on April 30 with this issue and, consequently, its relationship with China among the central themes of the election that will define its new president.
The two leading candidates in the polls, Santiago Peña, from the conservative Colorado Party, and Efraín Alegre, from the center-left Authentic Radical Liberal Party, advocate closer trade ties with China but disagree on the price at which this should be done.
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