Democratisation and Institutionalised Corruption in Paraguay
Francia’s incorruptible honesty, especially during his tenure as dictator, became proverbial. Avoiding the accumulation of any substantial personal wealth or property, he lived a modest, semisecluded bachelor’s life on a fraction of the salary established for him by the popular congresses. Furthermore, as Francia left no heirs, upon his death on September 20, 1840, all of his belongings, in accordance with the laws that he had promulgated, were automatically confiscated by the state.4
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