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Fernando Lugo

52nd President of Paraguay

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.

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
Born
Fernando Armindo Lugo Méndez

(1951-05-30) 30 May 1951 (age 68)
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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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]

ReferencesEdit

  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. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)
  4. "BBC News: Paraguay President Fernando Lugo diagnosed with cancer". 7 August 2010.

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