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Lugo agrees DNA test in third Paraguay love-child case

Paraguay President Fernando Lugo (file)
Mr Lugo faces claims he fathered a child while still a priest

The Paraguayan President Fernando Lugo has agreed to take a DNA test in the third paternity lawsuit he has faced.

It is the latest in a series of scandals to hit Mr Lugo, a former Roman Catholic bishop.

Hortensia Moran is the third woman to say she had a child by the president. She says she had a relationship with him while he was running for office.

President Lugo shocked the country in April when he acknowledged a two-year-old boy as his son.

The Pope released him from his vows of chastity in July 2008, two years after he renounced the priesthood.

But Mr Lugo faces claims that he fathered at least one child while still a priest.

One woman claims he is the father of her six-year-old son and also wants the president to take a DNA test.

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