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|President of the Senate of Paraguay|
30 June 2017
|Preceded by||Roberto Ramón|
|48th President of Paraguay|
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|
29 October 2011 – 22 June 2012
|Preceded by||Bharrat Jagdeo|
|Succeeded by||Ollanta Humala|
|Senator of Paraguay|
30 June 2013
|Bishop of San Pedro|
5 March 1994 – 11 January 2005
|Appointed by||Pope John Paul II|
|Preceded by||Adalberto Martínez Flores|
|Succeeded by||Oscar Páez Garcete|
Fernando Armindo Lugo Méndez
30 May 1951
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
Fernando Armindo Lugo Méndez ( 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. He was elected to the Senate of Paraguay in the 2013 general elections.
In August 2010, Lugo was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma. He continued his duties as president of Paraguay while undergoing treatment.
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