Asunción, Mar 6 (EFE).- Former Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo was discharged on Monday from a clinic in Argentina, where he continues his rehabilitation process after the stroke he suffered in August last year, and is expected to return to his country soon, opposition leaders reported Monday.
“Today is a great day! Dear comrade Fernando Lugo has just received a medical discharge that will allow him to return to Paraguay,” Senator Miguel “Kencho” Rodríguez, of the Guasu Front, the alliance of leftist movements led by Lugo, wrote on his Twitter account.
Rodríguez added in his trill that they expect Lugo soon in his native Paraguay.
In statements to Radio Monumental, the legislator estimated that “in 15, 20 days” Lugo will be back in the country, although he clarified that his transfer is “subject to a medical evaluation.”
In addition, he assured that “adaptation work” is being carried out in the house of the ex-governor so that he can continue his rehabilitation work.
Rodríguez was sitting next to Lugo last Thursday when he participated virtually from the clinic in the province of Buenos Aires in the first session of the year of the Paraguayan Senate.
The announcement about the decision of Lugo’s medical team was also shared on Twitter by the opposition candidate Efraín Alegre, who published this Monday that he visited the progressive senator in the neighboring country.
“We talked about the challenges and the hope of change. We were participants in the wonderful news of his medical discharge. He will return to his homeland, with the mission of uniting, adding and strengthening all the democratic forces in the Concertación”, he added, alluding to the coalition made up of opposition movements and parties facing the elections next April.
Lugo, 71, heads the list of Senate candidates by the Frente Guasu-Ñemongeta for the general elections.
The former ruler (2008-2012) suffered a stroke in August 2022 associated with bleeding from a congenital arteriovenous malformation. He was transferred on September 7 of last year to Argentina for his rehabilitation.