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On Monday the 21st of April 2008 a leftist former Bishop, Fernando Lugo, won the elections to the Paraguayan presidency. Lugo, dubbed by many as the “Red Bishop” or the “Bishop of the poor” ousted the 61 year ruling party - the Colorado Party. The Colorado Party’s reign in power was bourgeois democratic in its latter years and took the form of the military dictatorship of Alfredo Stroessner prior to 1989, the year when he was deposed.