Il n’y a rien d’intéressant dans les #cablegate : seulement la description des préparatifs de « coup démocratique » pour destituer Lugo, dès mars 2009 : PARAGUAYAN POLS PLOT PARLIAMENTARY PUTSCH
¶1. (C) SUMMARY: Rumors persist that discredited General and UNACE party leader Lino Oviedo and ex-president Nicanor Duarte Frutos are now working together to assume power via (mostly) legal means should President Lugo stumble in coming months. Their goal: Capitalize on any Lugo mis-steps to break the political deadlock in Congress, impeach Lugo and assure their own political supremacy. While many predicted political shenanigans in March during the traditional social protest season that accompanies the opening of Congress, little has come of it (largely because Lugo has been careful not to provide the political or legal rope with which to hang him, thus depriving Oviedo and Duarte the numbers in Congress for their supposed “democratic coup”). But that could change quickly here. Mid-March outrage over multi-million dollar subsidies for sesame growers via a discredited NGO was considered as a possible ground for impeachment before Lugo walked away from the program (though the controversy continues). For a president already facing many challenges — internal political struggles, corruption, and the perception that his own leadership style is ineffective — Lugo must now also worry about making a mis-step that could be his last. END SUMMARY.