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Monday, June 25, 2012
Paraguay New Govt. Shows Weakness Asking for Help to Lugo
Asuncion, Jun 25.- The odd request for help by new President Federico Franco to former president Fernando Lugo, gives unequivocal signs of weakness against a massive international rejection.
Franco asked the impeached former President to help him overcome the overwhelming world hostility because of Lugo's expedite impeachment just nine months before the general elections in Paraguay.
Lugo's response came from a special scenario early today when he joined a popular rally at the headquarter of the public television channel where he reaffirmed "There had been a parlamentary coup d'etat against democracy."
He said he told Franco to assume his guilt because of the overwhelming international rejection, the increasing national protest, and the unprecedented strike of public TV workers who controlled the transmissions and interviewed students, youth leader and former Ministers from Lugo's cabinet.
Lugo's presence encouraged the people, and late in the night in short statements he said he will continue the fight as a common citizen, peacefully but firm, against the coup perpetrators.
"I accepted the impeachment for the sake of peace for I knew of several groups interested in provoking a revolt in the country".
Occupying the TV station was the first act of civil disobedience against Franco's government and coincides with the announced foundation of the National Front for Democracy, a coalition opposing Lugo's eviction. (Prensa Latina).