BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Paraguayan police on Friday detained Paraguayo Cubas, a far-right populist who got here in third in Sunday’s presidential election and inspired his supporters to protest over his unsubstantiated claims that the vote was marred by fraud.
Cubas was being held in preventive detention underneath an order by the Lawyer Basic’s Workplace that’s accusing him of breach of the peace, Police Commissioner Gilberto Fleitas stated in a radio interview.
Cubas, the candidate of the Nationwide Campaign Social gathering who obtained 23% of the votes Sunday, was broadcasting stay on Fb when officers detained him exterior his resort in San Lorenzo, round 15 kilometers (9 miles) from of Asunción. He had been telling supporters since Monday that he was heading to the capital to steer the protests.
The Group of American States, which deployed an remark mission for the election, stated Tuesday there was “no cause to doubt the outcomes” of the vote depend.