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Julio César Franco

This article is about the former Vice President of Paraguay. For the Major League Baseball player, see Julio Franco.
Julio César Ramón Franco
Vice President of Paraguay
In office
2 September 2000 – 16 October 2002
President Luis Ángel González Macchi
Preceded by Luis María Argaña
Succeeded by Luis Castiglioni
Personal details
Born (1951-04-17) 17 April 1951 (age 63)
Fernando de la Mora, Paraguay[1]
Political party Authentic Radical Liberal Party

Julio César Ramón Franco Gómez (born 17 April 1951[2]) is a Paraguayan politician of the Authentic Radical Liberal Party. He was Vice President from 2000 to 2002, served as Senator from 1998 to 2003, and was presidential candidate for the Authentic Radical Liberal Party in the 2003 election, losing to Nicanor Duarte of the Colorado Party. He was elected to the Senate again in 2008.[2]

Franco is a surgeon by profession, with a degree from the National University of Córdoba, Argentina.[2]

Following the March 1999 murder of Vice President Luis María Argaña, Senator Franco was elected in direct election on 13 August 2000 to be Vice President of Paraguay. He served the remainder of the four-year-term from September 2000 to 2002.[1]

He is the chairman of the Authentic Radical Liberal Party.

Franco is the brother of Federico Franco, who became President of Paraguay in June 2012 following the impeachment of Fernando Lugo.

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