Paraguay’s President Impeached for Various Scandals

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(ASUNCION, Paraguay) – Former President Fernando Lugo was previously a Roman Catholic bishop before being elected to office, according to Time.

After taking office, he was caught with a paternity scandal by admitting to having a child, while he was still a bishop.

He also had political charges for attempts to bypass congressional approval for international treaties and to use the military for political means.

On Thursday the vote was 76-1 to impeach Lugo.  Vice President Federico Franco will become the new President.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

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