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Luis Federico Franco Gómez is a Paraguayan politician who is President of Paraguay since 22 June 2012. A member of the Authentic Radical Liberal Party, he was elected as Vice President of Paraguay in the 2008 presidential election as the running mate of Fernando Lugo; he took office in August 2008. Following Lugo's impeachment by the Senate on 22 June 2012, he succeeded Lugo as President. to complete the presidential mandate until 15 August 2013. Federico is a surgeon by profession. He is the brother of Julio César Franco, senator and former chairman of Authentic Radical Liberal Party, and also a former Vice President. Federico is also former chairman of PLRA and was Governor of Central Department from 2003 to 2008. (via Freebase)