Paraguay’s elected president former bishop Fernando Lugo said he receives a “devastated country with no institutions”, and claimed there is a plan to destabilize his administration which takes office next August 15.
Elected President Lugo will takes offices next Friday
Deep engrained corruption, the need to change the energy policy and the alleged conspiracy were identified by Mr. Lugo as his three main immediate challenges. Mr. Lugo supported by a wide ranging coalition managed to defeat last April the hegemony of the Partido Colorado which has ruled the landlocked, second poorest country in South America for over six decades.
“We have indications that people who have been in power for too long don’t wish to respect the change voted by Paraguayans last April and are planning to destabilize creating an atmosphere of protests and possibly sabotage actions”, said Lugo adding that fuel provision and hospital supplies “are considerably delayed”.