Monday, February 27, 2006

Close Race

The race is closing down a month before Peru's Presidential Election.

Leading candidate and free marketer Lourdes Flores recorded a 2% drop in just ten days.

Leftist candidate Ollanta Humala gained 1 point during the same period.

Former president Alan García recorded the largest rise with a 5% gain in ten days.

The numbers, produced by Apoyo, Opinión and Mercado pollster are as follows:

Flores 33%
Humala 26%
Alan García 22%

The actual news here is the dramatic increase of charismatic Alan García. His years in office are described by the BBC as "marked by hiperinflation, food queues, allegations of fraud and an upsurge in guerrilla violence."

Election is April 09, 2006. A run-off looks unavoidable.


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