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 by Roberto Ramón
48th President of Paraguay
In office
15 August 2008 – 22 June 2012
Vice President Federico Franco
Preceded by Nicanor Duarte
Succeeded by Federico Franco
President pro tempore of the Union of South American Nations
In office
29 October 2011 – 22 June 2012
Preceded by Bharrat Jagdeo
Succeeded by Ollanta Humala
Senator of Paraguay
Assumed office
30 June 2013
Bishop of San Pedro
In office
5 March 1994 – 11 January 2005
Appointed by Pope John Paul II
Preceded by Adalberto Martínez Flores
Succeeded by Oscar Páez Garcete
Personal details
Born Fernando Armindo Lugo Méndez
(1951-05-30) 30 May 1951 (age 67)
San Solano, Paraguay
Political party Patriotic Alliance for Change (2007–2010)
Frente Guasú (2010– )
Alma mater Catholic 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]

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