Friday, January 27, 2006

Girl Power

If we are to believe a recent survey released by CPI, a Peruvian polling company, then conservative candidate Lourdes Flores is poised to become the second ever female president in South America, following the footsteps of Chilean President elect Michel Bachelet.

Flores' vote intention is of 28.8 %, 10 % ahead of nationalist leader Ollanta Humala who records a 18.2 percent. In the event of a runoff Flores would beat Humala 53 to 27%.

Previous surveys showed a statistical tie between Flores and Humala. Elections are scheduled for 09 April.


At 10:59 AM, Blogger Orikinla Osinachi. said...

Hilary Clinton has the bottom power to be the next President of America.

At 1:40 AM, Blogger Justin Delacour said...

The latest poll seems a little suspect to me. The dramatic fluctuation in Peruvian polls is strange. One minute Ollanta is supposedly leading, the next minute (according to a different pollster) Flores takes a sizable lead.

There's a lot of incentive for manipulation of these polls. Ollanta's rise tends to scare investors and drive down stock values, whereas Flores is clearly Wall Street's candidate. I suspect some of these polls are manipulated by the business community, which always tends to have close relations with pollsters. Pollsters gain most of their income from gathering information about consumer preferences.

At 11:05 AM, Blogger Camilo Pino said...

Tend to agree with Justin. Hope somebody publishes a third study soon. Let's not forget, however, Peru has seen phenomenons like Fujimori's, and it's a country where these fluctuations are likely.

At 8:53 PM, Blogger Doctor Marco said...

Flores is too right wing. I hope she does not win. the right wing has governed Peru for almost 2 centuries, except brief interregnums


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