Saturday, June 23, 2012

Paraguay’s President removed through impeachment

Paraguay’s Senate removed President Fernando Lugo from office in a rapid impeachment trial on Friday, and the leftist former priest said he was stepping aside even though he considered his ouster a blow to democracy.
Vice-President Federico Franco was promptly sworn in as President after tense hours during which Mr. Lugo’s supporters massed in the streets facing off with riot police. The outgoing President, who was elected on pledges of helping the poor, averted the potential for a bigger conflict by appearing on television and saying he would comply with the Senate’s vote.

Raja Parvez Ashraf: New Pak PM

Raja Parvez Ashraf, a Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) loyalist elected new PM with 211 votes in the National Assembly, well above the halfway mark of 172.  Raja Parvez Ashraf, enters the office with a corruption case, already in the Supreme Court, that earned him the nickname ‘Raja Rental’.

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