Paraguayan Congress votes to remove president

By REUTERS
June 23, 2012 01:33




ASUNCION - Paraguay's Congress voted on Friday to remove leftist President Fernando Lugo from office in a lightning-quick impeachment trial that he said was tantamount to a coup.

By law, Vice President Federico Franco should immediately take over duties as president. Security forces were lined up outside the congressional building to keep several thousand protesters at bay.


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