Ousted Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo (L) talks to journalists outside his home in Lambare, on the outskirts of Asuncion, June 23, 2012. REUTERS/Stringer
Paraguay's ousted leader says won't help new government
Posted : Sunday, 24 June 2012 01:15PM
ASUNCION (Reuters) - Paraguay's ousted President Fernando Lugo branded the country's new government illegitimate on Sunday and said he would not collaborate with a "false" administration as neighboring countries step up criticism of his rapid impeachment.
Lugo, a mild-mannered former Roman Catholic bishop, said he would back any peaceful effort aimed at restoring institutional order to the soy-exporting nation after Congress voted overwhelmingly to remove him from office on Friday.
(Reporting by Daniela Desantis, Guido Nejamkis and Helen Popper; Editing by Anthony Boadle)
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