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Church and State in Paraguay

Fernando Lugo: From bishop to president? [1]

By Ricardo Israel Z. (for Safe Democracy)

Ricardo Israel Z. analyzes the ex Bishop Fernando Lugo‘s candidacy for president of Paraguay and writes that while elections have been easily predictable for the large part of the country’s history, a new element of uncertainty has risen with Lugo. The ex Bishop is not an unknown, having a recognized history in the most excluded sectors.


[2]Ricardo Israel Z. is a lawyer and a political scientist. He has a PhD and a master’s in Political Science from the University of Essex and is a Professor of Political Science at the University of Chile. He is the Director of the International Center for Quality in Democracy and of the School of Juridical and Social Sciences at the Aut