Asunción, Mar 24 (EFE).- The former president and current Paraguayan senator Fernando Lugo returned to his home in the town of Lambaré, a neighbor of Asunción, in a “perfect” clinical condition, his doctor, Jorge Querey, said this Friday, who assured that the “level of understanding” of the leftist leader is “excellent”.
Querey, who is also a senator for the left-wing Frente Guasu alliance -the same one from Lugo-, explained to journalists that the former president presents a “good cardiological function.”
“Clinically he is perfect, without signs of infection, with great aerodynamic stability, with good respiratory capacity,” said Querey.
The attending physician stated that Lugo can walk “a few steps” without a walker. Also, he eats “spontaneously”.
“He understands the whole environment, everything that is happening. He recognizes the people, he understands the issues,” he stated.
He confirmed, however, that he will have to follow “a recovery process” from his residence, so he will still not be able to attend parliamentary sessions in the Upper House.
“I, the recommendation I made to him is that he continue to be linked to parliamentary activities, but virtually,” he said.
When asked about his participation in a possible political campaign, Querey pointed out that it is not something that he would recommend.
“I would not recommend that he participate in massive political activities,” he added.
The former president heads the list of Senate candidates by the Frente Guasu-Ñemongeta for the April 30 general elections.
Lugo, 71, returned to Paraguay this Friday after completing six months of rehabilitation in a clinic in Argentina, due to the stroke he suffered in August 2022.
He was admitted to the Fleni Clinic in Buenos Aires on September 7 of last year and discharged on March 6.
The leftist leader came to power in 2008, ending 61 years of hegemony by the ruling Colorado Party, but had to leave power in June 2012, after being subjected to an “express” parliamentary trial.