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Lugo will attend Mercosur summit; Unasur chair transfer to be advanced

Monday, June 25th 2012 - 06:47 UTC
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Paraguayan removed president Fernando Lugo denied legitimacy to the administration of his successor Federico Franco and announced he will be travelling next week to Mendoza for the Mercosur meeting of presidents scheduled for next June 29. Read full article


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  • British_Kirchnerist

    This is a good move by Lugo, having avoided a bloodbath he must now deny any legitimacy to Franco, hopefully the coup regime will crumble if its neighbours keep up their impressive front against it

    Jun 25th, 2012 - 10:05 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • cornishair

    political impeachment with the support from virtually all the political forces with congressional representation and in a record time breaking of 30 hours between Thursday and Friday last week. The Lower House voted 76 to 1 to begin the impeachment and the Senate which rules on the initiative supported it by 39 to 4. umm.... seems legal, so what are all the south american countries up in arms about?

    Jun 25th, 2012 - 11:40 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • yankeeboy

    This will turn out as another embarrassing mis-step that CFK will have to walk back.

    Jun 25th, 2012 - 12:48 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Conqueror

    There doesn't seem to be anything in the Paraguayan constitution that prohibits the Senate and Chamber of Deputies completing an impeachment procedure in 30 hours. No timescale is prescribed. The vote appears to have been 115 in favour and 5 against. That's quite a majority. And pretty conclusive.

    It's interesting, I think, that Lugo plans to “convene a “democratic restoration cabinet” at the seat of a small political party in downtown Asuncion”. Would that be similar to when “he registered himself into the tiny Christian Democratic Party of Paraguay in order to get his bureaucratic habilitation to run for office”? It seems that the killing of 17 people in a clash between farmers and the police was cited by the Chamber of Deputies as well as “insecurity, nepotism and a controversial land purchase”.

    It seems that there are also some paternity issues for Lugo to answer to. Let's see: an unmarried Roman Catholic bishop, later president of the country, has fathered at least two children. And he refused to acknowledge one of them until a paternity suit was announced.

    Just how many “offences” has this man committed?

    Jun 25th, 2012 - 01:49 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Leiard

    Mercosur democracy in action !

    Former legally impeached president allowed to attend.
    New legal president barred.

    Jun 25th, 2012 - 02:19 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Truth_Telling_Troll

    South America is more democratic than the UK or EU. The UK and EU have become tyrannies.

    Jun 25th, 2012 - 04:23 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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