Fernando Lugo

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Fernando Lugo
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Fernando Lugo in 2008
President of the Senate of Paraguay
Assumed office
30 June 2017
Preceded byRoberto Ramón
48th President of Paraguay
In office
15 August 2008 – 22 June 2012
Vice PresidentFederico Franco
Preceded byNicanor Duarte
Succeeded byFederico Franco
President pro tempore of the Union of South American Nations
In office
29 October 2011 – 22 June 2012
Preceded byBharrat Jagdeo
Succeeded byOllanta Humala
Senator of Paraguay
Assumed office
30 June 2013
Bishop of San Pedro
In office
5 March 1994 – 11 January 2005
Appointed byPope John Paul II
Preceded byAdalberto Martínez Flores
Succeeded byOscar Páez Garcete
Personal details
BornFernando Armindo Lugo Méndez
(1951-05-30) 30 May 1951 (age 67)
San Solano, Paraguay
Political partyPatriotic Alliance for Change (2007–2010)
Frente Guasú (2010– )
Alma materCatholic University of Our Lady of Asuncion
Pontifical Gregorian University
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Fernando Armindo Lugo Méndez (Spanish pronunciation: [ferˈnando arˈmindo ˈluɣo ˈmendes]; born 30 May 1951) is a Paraguayan politician. He was President of Paraguay from 2008 to 2012. He was a Roman Catholic priest and bishop, serving as Bishop of the Diocese of San Pedro from 1994 to 2005.

In 2012, he was removed from office through an impeachment process, which some people believed it was a coup d'état.[1] He was elected to the Senate of Paraguay in the 2013 general elections.[2][3]

In August 2010, Lugo was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. He continued his duties as president of Paraguay while undergoing treatment.[4]

References[change | change source]

  1. Orsi, Peter (24 June 2012). "Does Paraguay risk pariah status with president's ouster?". Associated Press.
  2. Partido Colorado se alzó como primera fuerza política en Paraguay — teleSUR
  3. "Frente Guasu". frenteguasu.org.py. Archived from the original on 3 May 2013.
  4. "BBC News: Paraguay President Fernando Lugo diagnosed with cancer". 7 August 2010.

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