Sunday, November 7, 2010

Landscape of Elections

Election Day in Paraguay is very fascinating! All of the candidates have some very interesting ways of campaigning: from the junky pickup truck draped with political banners and blaring traditional Spanish tunes throughout the barrios to the simple "pasa calles" (banners) hanging on every street corner. They plaster 150+ posters on one wall or simply paint the whole wall with the candidate's name on it. Some even spent money on street light banners. And all of this was only for the local mayors offices!! Can't wait to see what presidential elections will be like!

This was also interesting. Because it was election day. The law prohibited the sale of alcohol from 4:00 pm Saturday until after the polls close at 7:00 pm on Sunday, Election Day. Apparently they don't want any confusion at the polls .....