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Wed Jun 27, 2012, 05:22 PM


Canada prepared to accept the new political situation in Paraguay

Canada seems prepared to accept the new political situation in Paraguay following the removal of President Fernando Lugo, and pointed out in an official release that the ousted leader “accepted the decision from the Paraguayan Senate”.

Minister of State of Foreign Affairs for the Americas and Consular affairs, Diane Ablonczy said in a brief release that “Canada notes that Fernando Lugo has accepted the decision of the Paraguayan Senate to impeach him and that a new president, Federico Franco, has been sworn in”.

The statement from Ablonczy seems to mark distance from other regional governments’ reactions to the removal which strongly rejected events describing it as “an institutional coup” or criticizing the mechanism employed which limited due process and guarantees for the defense.

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