15 mai 2008 4 15 /05 /mai /2008 07:23

DemocracyNow (Amy Goodman)

"Bishop of Poor" Fernando Lugo Wins Paraguayan Election, Ending 61 Years of Conservative Rule.

In Paraguay, a former Catholic priest once known as the Bishop of the Poor has been elected president. Fernando Lugo will be the first Paraguayan president since 1946 not to be from the conservative Colorado Party. Lugo won 41 percent of the vote, beating Blanca Ovelar, who received 31 percent. Lugo has pledged to crack down on corruption and channel Paraguay's wealth into social programs. We go to Asuncion to speak with journalist Michael Fox.


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