Paraguay swears in new president
Paraguay's new President Federico Franco shakes hands with supporters after his swearing-in ceremony at Congress in Asuncion, Paraguay, Friday, June 22, 2012. Franco was promptly sworn in as president after Paraguay's Senate voted to remove President Fernando Lugo from office in an impeachment trial. AP
ASUNCION — A new president was sworn in late Friday in Paraguay shortly after fallen leader Fernando Lugo was impeached.
Federico Franco, who had been Lugo’s vice president, took over as the new president to cheers from lawmakers just over an hour after they had overwhelmingly voted to impeach Lugo, an Agence France-Presse correspondent witnessed.
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