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2011-04-04

Peru: Presidential race captivates nation

By Elie Gardner and Oscar Durand for Infosurhoy.com—04/04/2011

Race on pace to be decided in a run-off election in June.

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With an expected 22.8% of the vote, Ollanta Humala is atop the most recent Peruvian presidential poll. Voters cast their ballots on April 10. (Enrique Castro-Mendivil/Reuters)

With an expected 22.8% of the vote, Ollanta Humala is atop the most recent Peruvian presidential poll. Voters cast their ballots on April 10. (Enrique Castro-Mendivil/Reuters)

LIMA, Peru – No clear front-runner has emerged in the race for the Peruvian presidency less than a week before voters cast their ballots on April 10.

In an Ipsos Apoyo poll published March 27 by El Comercio newspaper, support for former military officer and nationalist candidate Ollanta Humala surged, moving him into the top spot for the first time with 22.8% of the expected vote.

Keiko Fujimori, congresswoman and daughter of former President Alberto Fujimori, is expected to receive 22.3% of the vote. Previous front-runner and former President of Peru Alejandro Toledo came in third, with 21.6% of the vote. Former Prime Minister Pedro Pablo Kuczynski is expected to receive 15.8%, just ahead of former Lima mayor Luis Castañeda (15%), according to the poll.

A candidate must earn 50% of the vote plus one vote on April 10 to become president. But if that majority is not reached that day, a run-off election will be held between the top two candidates on June 5.

If current polling numbers hold, President Alan García’s successor will be decided in a runoff.

The five candidates represent different branches of Peruvian politics. But four of them have similar government plans, as only Humala’s nationalist politics set him apart.

“One important point to make that perhaps people outside Peru don’t understand is that, in my opinion, we have no political parties,” said Pablo Secada, Kuczynski’s campaign chief.

Carlos Aramburú, professor of anthropology at Pontificia Universidad Católica, said there are two established parties: Partido Aperista Peruano and Partido Popular Cristiano (PPC). Kuczynski’s political group, Alianza por el Gran Cambio (Alliance for a Greater Change), has a connection with PPC, but the other four candidates are not aligned with either party.

A look at the top five candidates

Humala of the Gana Perú party made it to the runoff election for president in 2006, losing to Alan García.

Humala ran with a hard nationalist edge, associating himself with Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez and Bolivian President Evo Morales.

Five years later, Humala has centered his leftist politics in an attempt to earn votes from the middle class and younger voters.

If elected, Fujimori of the Fuerza 2011 party said she will free her father Alberto Fujimori, who is imprisoned for committing human rights violations.

Nobel Prize winner Mario Vargas Llosa has opposed her candidacy, but others have praised Alberto Fujimori for stopping the Shining Path terrorist group in the 1990s.

Riding on her father’s legacy, Fujimori has developed a strong base of supporters, according to Aramburú.

Toledo of the Perú Posible party went from shining shoes to studying at Stanford University. He served as Peru’s president from 2001 to 2006, defeating García in a run-off election.

Many credit him with spurring Peru’s economic rise.

“I believe he established the foundations for macroeconomic stability by controlling public spending and inflation,” Aramburú said.

Toledo, who grew up in a small town in the Andes, was the country’s first indigenous president.

At 72, Kuczynski of the Alianza por el Gran Cambio party is the oldest candidate who has rallied support from the youngest voters.

Aramburú said this is significant because a third of the voters are under the age of 35.

Secada said the nation’s youth have campaigned among their families and promoted their candidate to older voters.

“You put a lid on the top of a pot of water,” Secada said. “You heat the water and it starts to boil. You leave the lid on, and then suddenly you remove the lid from the pot and boom, steam fills the entire kitchen. This is what has happened.”

Luis Castañeda of the Solidaridad Nacional party is known more for his work than his words. Two of his biggest accomplishments were overseeing the construction of stairs for the poor living in the hills near Lima and spurring advancement in the healthcare system.

“[Castañeda] has completed more than 4,000 public improvement projects in his past,” said Augusto Ferrero, a Castañeda spokesman and candidate for congress. “[If he’s elected], these projects will be developed at the national level.”

Candidates are spending the days leading to the election by campaigning nationwide. The biggest issues are improving political stability and economic growth while reducing the poverty rate.

The recent economic growth has reduced poverty, but Aramburú said the next president must address the gap between the rich and poor in the Andean nation.

“I think that what we need to do is to make a political system that guarantees greater equality among people,” said Aramburú.

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  1. DELIA 05/22/2011

    TRULY A SOLDIER NEVER LOSES HIS EDUCATION THEREFORE HUMALA'S ACTIONS WILL BE AS IF HE WERE IN THE BARRACKS, "ORDERS ARE FOLLOWED WITHOUT ANY DOUBTS OR MURMURING" WATCH FOR THIS. HOW MANY FINANCIAL FAVORS DOES HE HAVE TO RETURN? LET US COMPARE THE EDUCATION OF THE TWO CANDIDATES KEIKO WITH ANOTHER VISION AND EDUCATION AND HUMALA BOSSED AROUND BY THOSE WHO SURROUND HIM... HOW SCARY. PERU'S SCENARIO FOR 2011 IS DIFFERENT, THEREFORE WE HAVE TO ADVANCE WHAT KEIKO PROPOSES, BASIC FUNDAMENTAL EDUCATION FOR THE CHILDREN BENEFITS AND TRAINING FOR THE TEACHERS WITH THE LINE BASED ON MERIT AND APPROPRIATE INFRASTRUCTURE AND FURNISHINGS .

  2. elsamaria 05/21/2011

    BELOVED PERU THEY MAKE PACTS WITH GOD AND WITH THE DEVIL, TO BE ABLE TO POSSESS YOU, WE SEE SUCH EVIL ACTIONS, BECAUSE OF THAT GREAT AMBITION, YOU ARE RICH WHEREVER YOU ARE SEEN, ADMIRED, NOW MORE THAN EVER BY THE EYES OF THE WHOLE WORLD THAT SEE YOU. I ASK GOD TO ENLIGHTEN TO GUIDE US HIS BELOVED CHILDREN, NOO!! HATE, RANCOR, VENGEANCE, BETWEEN BROTHERS, LET US NEVER FORGET THE TERRORISM WE LIVED THROUGH, DEATH!! THE BLOOD OF SO MANY INNOCENTS SPILLED, NEVER AGAIN. WE ARE FREE TO THINK, SPEAK, FEEL AND ELECT WHOMEVER WE WISH AS PRESIDENT OF OUR BELOVED PERU, LONG LIVE FREEDOM IN ALL THE MEANINGS OF THE WORD, LONG LIVE THE WOMEN LIKE ANA ARAUJO!! OVER THERE AT THE U.N.!! LONG LIVE THE WOMEN, THE GREATEST ECONOMISTS, THE HOUSEWIVES, WHO WITH WHAT LITTLE THEIR HUSBANDS GIVE THEM THEY HAVE ENOUGH FOR EVEN DINNER!! LONG LIVE THE WOMEN WHO GIVE BIRTH, LIKE MOTHER PACHAMAMAC (MOTHER EARTH), WHO GIVES US LIFE DAY BY DAY, LONG LIVE THE WOMEN WHO ARE IN HEAVEN!! LONG LIVE THE FIRST PERUVIAN WOMAN MOTHER, INTELLIGENT, CAPABLE, WHO IS READY TO GOVERN, BECAUSE SHE HAS SHOWN HUMILITY, BY ASKING FOR PARDON, BECAUSE IT IS BEINGS WITH GREAT SPIRITS WHO KNOW TO ACKNOWLEDGE AN ERROR, WHO ASK GOD FOR THE WISDOM OF SOLOMON, SHE WILL CARRY OUT HER GOVERNMENT PLAN, AND SHE HAS TO DO MUCH MORE. GOD, HER ANCESTORS, THE COSMOS, PACHAMAMAC ARE GIVING HER THIS MISSION, SHE KNOWS NOTHING IS A COINCIDENCE. SHE HAS TO WAGE A GREAT STRUGGLE WITH EVIL, SINCE EVIL WILL DO EVEN WHAT IS IMPOSSIBLE WITH AN INFINITE NUMBER OF EVIL ARTS TO WIN.. THERE WILL BE PROBLEMS, STRIKES, BLOCKED ROADS, FIGHTS BETWEEN BROTHERS, BECAUSE EVIL WILL NOT ACCEPT DEFEAT, AND WILL CAUSE ANOTHER ANDAHUAYLAS MASSACRE, THAT IS WHERE WE WILL SEE EVIL'S TRUE FACE. YOU LIE SO MUCH EVIL, YOU WANT TO WIN NO MATTER WHAT, YOU WANT TO IMPOSE YOURSELF ON THE WILL OF OTHERS!! BUT YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO BECAUSE WE ARE PRAYING, SHINING DIVINE LIGHT, ON OUR BELOVED PERU AMEN

  3. victor carlos ortega 05/20/2011

    There is only one truth. And the truth is that KEIKO SOFÍA FUJIMORI HIGUCHI will be elected PRESIDENT OF PERU. The opposition candidate, Ollanta Humala, who represents marxism-leninism-maoism-shining pathism-nationalism (Ollanta thinking)-chavism-caviarism, will be rejected by the national electorate, because he is incoherent, arrogant, imprudent and changes his government plan according to the circumstances. OLLANTA IS SYNONYMOUS WITH VIOLENCE, FALSENESS AND ARROGANCE.

  4. franco 05/20/2011

    with Ollanta or you liquidate

  5. freddy rojas 05/16/2011

    It is time for us to have a president who will defend our natural resources, our properties, our national sovereignty, our native culture and our population. Commandant Humala has this profile and we should give him the opportunity to govern us and in this way guarantee a Peru that is free, sovereign and better for our children. A piece of advice: He should exploit the image of his wife Nadine, because she is Peruvian, indigenous; whereas the other one, she married an American (scorning our race) and on top of that he is supported by the sweat of the Peruvian people.

  6. pedro 05/14/2011

    The best option is Keiko for this runoff I remember with much optimism the government of her father who did many works for the good of our country what is more he put an end to terrorism that hurt so many families so much and the government ignorant people do not see that all they like is violence and everything that is good they see as bad the rest is a tall tale the critics are people from the far left

  7. Lusbi 05/14/2011

    The best thing Peru should do is to go for a good alternative and I, as a young person, believe that the solution for Peru is that OLLANTA HUMALA is the best option in addition the press has turned into destroying the candidate from Gana Peru, however Mrs Keiko Fujimori has been asked if she will sign the document that would pardon her father she has said that she will not sign any document we the Peruvians should not be dumb and vote for dictatorship and corruption, anyway Mr. Jaime Bayley must be the gentleman speaks incoherently first of all he doesn't know how to really differentiate his gender and then he has the moral authority to talk about OLLANTA 'GO OLLANTA HE WILL BE OUR NEXT PRESIDENT OF PERU'

  8. lito 05/14/2011

    Freedom of expression in Peru is not democratic. There is filth jeopardizing Peruvian morals and ethics. Channels that are not impartial. The Peruvian people are going to vote against the corrupt media

  9. Hilda Floreano 05/14/2011

    Peruvian men and women, let us vote conscientiously this June 5th, as for me, I will give my vote to Keiko F., since I consider Mr. Ollanta Humala not to be sincere with his proposals, what is more, he isn't even sincere when he changes his "government plan" from one minute to the next, let us all ask ourselves: What plan will he execute when he governs (God willing he doesn't win)? We know well that he has a very close relationship with Mr. Chavez; our neighboring country is suffering through one of the worst governments which restricts many freedoms inherent to us as legal subjects. Do we really want a government like that? Historically, military governments have not been very good, shall we say. Let us think about it. As a law student I call on all the population to be conscientious with their vote, I have already decided, now it's up to you let us elect correctly!! For our Peru.

  10. franklee 05/13/2011

    I AM A 23 YEAR OLD AND THERE'S NO WAY I'LL VOTE FOR KEIKO IN 2000 OLLANTA DEFENDED FREE SPEECH, WHEREAS IN 1999 2000 FUJIMORI SUPPORTERS WOULDN'T ALLOW ANYONE TO HAVE AN OPINION OR ELSE THEY WOULD BE SUED IS THAT WHAT WE WANT DEAR YOUNG BROTHERS FOR OUR COUNTRY NO THE BEST OPTION IS OLLANTA HUMALA IT IS GOOD TO KNOW A NEW GOVERNMENT BECAUSE WE ALREADY KNOW KEIKO FUJIMORI AS FIRST LADY SHE DID NOTHING FOR PERU IN ADDITION SHE DOES NOT EXERCISE HER PROFESSION SHE HAS NO CAPACITY TO GOVERN A COUNTRY MAYBE SHE CAN AT HOME WHAT PERU NEEDS IS A STRONG HAND AND THAT PERUVIAN WEALTH ALSO GET TO THE POOR THAT IS WHY YOUNG FRIENDS LIKE ME LET'S VOTE FOR OLLANTA HUMALA OF THE GANA PERU PARTY THIS JUNE 5TH LIKE THE SAYING GOES IT'S BETTER TO ELECT ONE TO BE KNOWN THAT IS OLLANTA HUMALA WE YOUNG PEOPLE ALREADY KNOW ABOUT FUJIMORI'S POLITICS SINCE IT IS GOVERNMENT DON'T LET US BE DECEIVED BY A LITTLE CAP OR A TEE SHIRT ALL WE HAVE LEFT TO DO IS RECEIVE AND VOTE FOR OLLANTA HUMALA WHO IS THE CANDIDATE FOR EVERY PERUVIAN, IN ADDITION, KEIKO AS A CONGRESSPERSON HAS BEEN ABSENT ABOUT 400 DAYS WHEN SHE BECOMES PRESIDENT IT WILL BE WORSE AS WE ALREADY KNOW SHE WILL TURN INTO A POWER MONGER AND COULD ALREADY GOVERN WELL so all of us young people let us not support Fujimori let us give OLLANTA HUMALA an opportunity THIS JUNE 5TH WITHOUT QUALIFICATIONS... THAT IS HOW WE WILL HAVE A BETTER FUTURE FOR ALL PERUVIANS ALL OF ANCASH, CHICLAYO, HUANUCO IS WITH YOU OLLANTA HUMALA, SJL LIMA IS TOO ALL OF US WHO VOTE KNOW THAT THE NEWSPAPERS ARE LIARS SO MUCH THAT I DON'T EVEN WANT TO SEE THE FIRST PAGE BECAUSE THE FUJIMORI SUPPORTERS ARE DEFAMERS THEY HAVE BOUGHT THEM OFF THAT IS HOW THEY WILL HAVE US NO FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION FOR THE LITTLE ONES SO LET US NOT BE CONCERNED JUST FOR OURSELVES RATHER LET US ALSO THINK ABOUT OTHER POOR PEOPLE LET US VOTE FOR OLLANTA NOT FOR CORRUPT KEIKO OLLANTA HUMALA WILL WIN

  11. roberth 05/08/2011

    All the candidates offer but never deliver, I would like to see the day when a candidate wins, he or she have a policy that takes interest in the needs of remote towns, not the ones surrounding him or her.

  12. julio grillo 05/05/2011

    Every once in a while, around every six months, there is a lot of noise. The kingdom of poll takers is installed, the results of the samples, trustworthy, meaningful or not, are raw material for the analysts, who make their dissertations... even their predictions. It seems there is an uncontrollable and decisive force to the surveys. Undeniably there is orientation... and the circus is completed with the newspapers, the radio and TV... who even spill fear and lies by the ton and fish for the vast majority and on July 28 they will be swearing by money and old acquaintances or new gluttons for political and financial power will appear

  13. ANA 05/03/2011

    America TV hired Bayley to demolish a candidate so this is democracy he should also demolish candidate Keiko and look his program should be called demolisher

  14. Pedro Antonio 05/03/2011

    America Television, I don't know what that channel wants, they've hired Jaime Bayley, so he can do again what he did to Lourdes Flores, who didn't win the municipal election because of the daily programs he put on against her that pseudo entertainer Jaime Bayley, and that is the first thing this pseudo gentleman has done, his whole first program was to vent against Humala. Who does he think he is, the spokesperson for Peruvians, poor guy, the only thing he knows how to do is make money with his trashy programs, he should go to Miami, where he likes to be and stop screwing the Peruvians with his acid commentaries

  15. abraham 04/30/2011

    What is Keiko going to do, she has no experience, she has not introduced any laws in Congress, she's always absent, late, traveling no surprise the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. In collusion with her father's corruption with Montesinos etc..............

  16. abraham 04/30/2011

    In Peru politics has turned into money and corruption, as all the politicians now have mostly not been reelected to Congress, therefore they are creating uncertainty in undecided voters and about Humala so they will vote for Keiko and the corruption will going on.

  17. EDUAR 04/30/2011

    THE JOURNALISTS WHO INVITE DIFFERENT POLITICIANS AND ANALYSTS WHAT THEY DO IS ATTACK THE CANDIDATES AND THEREFORE YOU AND THE PERUVIAN PEOPLE ARE UNSURE ABOUT WHICH OF THESE TWO TO VOTE FOR BUT YOU CAN'T CHOOSE BECAUSE OF THE NEGATIVE COMMENTS THAT YOU PUT INTO THE AIRWAVES. AND WHAT IS WORSE YOU INVITE SOME CORRUPT POLITICIANS. ONE WHO KILLED A DOG. OTHERS WHO ARE INVOLVED IN SCANDALS LIKE JORGE DEL CASTILLO --- MISS JESSICA, MR. MARIO INVITE PEOPLE WHO BROADCAST POSITIVE COMMENTS AND NOT ABUSE

  18. FRECIDDE LIMA PERU 04/29/2011

    PERU IS GREATER THAN ITS PROBLEMS,,,,,, Peru: Since some years ago the press in our Country the written, televised and radio Press plays mocks public opinion and turns into media different types of situations such as social, economic and political aspects, this phenomenon of running and influencing the opinions and desires is an example of lack of responsibility by the media in our country, thereby generating situations of an Internal Social Order when the people clearly recognize this type of immoral situations since the duty of the media is to be Objective and Truthful and they can guide and inform with transparency and fairness. Peru is a Country that is Rich in natural resources, in Cultural and Historical heritage, it is a Biologically Diverse and Multicultural Country, if Peru is all this and more then what has been said, why is there no fair Distribution of the Wealth? What is really going on in our Country? Why is there no fair take off manifested in Society, Economics and Politics? Why isn't that same take off and development contrasted with reality, with a tangible growth? Could it be that they have created elitist Economic blocks which in their desire to protect their deals don't take into account what the great social masses feel and don't measure the consequences, they form large financial conglomerates where they only protect their own interests? Who really represent us in the Congress of the Republic and other Powers of the State? Could it be that The great interests in business are a clear example of this Social stagnation and this is the tip of the Iceberg of widespread and highly organized corruption? I invite you to ask these and hundreds of questions with the faithful commitment to having social participation in politics, a commitment to a culture of change but with the participation of all in Organization and Democracy. I mention the following words: Ayn Rand in 1950 and Maybe these words can guide our subconscious mind to a deep reflection, seeing all of us committed to this great responsibility called Peru. "When he realizes that to produce he needs to gain authorization from those who produce nothing; when he verifies that money flows toward those who traffic not in goods but in favors; when he perceives that many get rich with bribes and influence more than through work and that the laws don't protect him against them but rather they are the ones who are protected from you; when he notices that corruption is rewarded and honesty turns into self-sacrifice, then he can state without fear of erring that his society is condemned to the rebellion of Atlas." http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A1f3BV5jXGc&feature=fvsr Do these sentences seem familiar to you, the world is a process of permanent evolution let us not allow a handful of criminals with very personal interests to drive the will of a People such as ours, Rich in every aspect.

  19. luis miguel 04/28/2011

    Perú Transparency Civil Association (Lima Cómo Vamos [Lima How are we doing]) $50,223 to strengthen interaction between civil society and public officials and increase the citizens' ability to evaluate and improve the quality of life in Lima. Lima Cómo Vamos will adapt the methodology and indicators of its sister organization in Colombia, Bogotá Cómo Vamos, to conduct studies and assessments to evaluate the quality of life in Lima, and supply government officials with the tools to develop public policies that are responsive to the interests of its citizens. Asociación Por la Vida y la Dignidad (APROVIDHA - Association For Life and Dignity) $38,017 to improve judges', prosecutors', lawyers' and law enforcement officers' understanding of national and international human rights legislation. APORVIDHA will offer specialized training to members of the judicial system and law enforcement officers regarding national and international human rights laws. APORVIDHA will also take part in the litigation of cases that showcase human rights issues, so as to establish legal precedent and promote the use of innovative strategies for human rights. Centro para la Empresa Privada Internacional (CIPE - Center for International Private Business) $198,637 to promote democracy, rule of law, and positive leadership among young leaders in our country in order to improve the economic, political and institutional environment in Peru. CIPE and its partner, Instituto Invertir (Investment Institute), will educate 200 university students about democracy, the Rule of Law, free market economics and leadership. The students will present business plans for non-profit organizations or for-profit businesses that have a positive economic, social and/or political impact on the regions of the respective students. [cut off due to length]

  20. jesus 04/27/2011

    Keiko has to win because Ollanta is going to make us pre military

  21. Victor Hugo 04/27/2011

    Having analyzed the two candidates going into the run-off, it seems to me neither is prepared to govern Peru, we Peruvians are conformists, we always aim for a candidate whose history or background are known to us. Why: KEIKO, Japanese dynasty, represents authoritarianism, abuse and corruption, she is not going to govern, it is well known that her father is going to be her advisor, so is Montesinos, just remember the administration of these two scoundrels, so we have a fragile mind for forgetting the facts. OLLANTA a social renegade, disciple of Hugo Chavez, now he's assuming a different attitude to get into the government, I ask, what will happen if he wins?... ALL THE progress we've made we'll lose. Therefore: I would not vote for them, we Peruvians have to be aware and seek the nullified or blank vote so that this class of persons get to power. LET US VOTE TO NULLIFY OR BLANK TO SEEK OTHER GOVERNMENT ALTERNATIVES, IF YOU LOVE PERU AND YOUR CHILDREN AND FAMILY LET YOUR VOTE BE BLANK AND THIS WAY YOU WILL BE SAVING OUR DEAR PERU...ENOUGH IMPROVISATIONS AND TAKING PERU TO THE ABYSS...THAT IS WHY I DO LOVE MY PERU

  22. leticiano 04/25/2011

    The ones who demonize candidate Ollanta are always those who have a straw backside, what are you afraid of? You aren't rich, are you? You know that 70% of Peruvians are poor and in extreme poverty. Did the presidents from Toledo to Alan worry about this sector not at all they looked the other way, the current president has blood on his hands because of the Bagua case, second class people, this pig will explode any minute because of the big belly he has. He doesn't care about anything nor do his henchmen Cabanillas, Pastor, Zumaeta, Castillo. They are involved in corruption regarding business Trac. Such a mess that he had to remove prime minister Del Castillo. Thank God they weren't elected.

  23. martin 04/24/2011

    All I ask is that you review Ollanta Humala's government plan and then reflect on the proposals, in the end it is we who vote and decide who will govern us and who guarantees us growth as a country. After all, aren't we better off than Bolivia, Venezuela, Argentina, Colombia? Let us not make a mistake when we vote.

  24. gaby rios 04/22/2011

    I think Keiko should win, her father supported the borders in terms of health.

  25. Isabel Silva M 04/21/2011

    I am going to leave my vote blank in order to have a clear conscience. I am no masochist, but unfortunately the Peruvian people showed on April 10 that they like the terror we lived under Fujimori, the abuses, the human rights violations. I hope everyone leaves their vote blank.

  26. Walter Manuel Talavera Bances 04/20/2011

    We are coming close to June 5 to elect our President, and seeing how the press is doing everything possible so that Fujimori wins, I must remind you of the following: 1.- If Fujimori wins on July 28, the prisoner will be the one to put the presidential sash on his daughter and he will be the one who will govern. 2.- It seems you have already forgotten 2001, the whole country on the National TV station on all the media all over the planet, live and in person, watching the President of the Republic of Peru leaving the country with a plane full, loaded with ill-gotten dollars, and we know the rest, right?, all of his Ministers are in jail and those who aren't; are in exile, enjoying the loot that they, along with Fujimori, stole from our country, do you remember? The World has not forgotten. 3.- Remember that Fujimori, sold our Companies, like for example Aero Perú, like scrap metal at rock-bottom prices just to be able to get his commission, they don't care about selling, the Ports, the Hydrocarbons, the Oil wells, the Telephone Co., etc. etc. etc. So, they didn't care about giving the Homeland away. The prize. The miserable commission they got. 4.-Embezzlement Fonavi, the Military Pension Credit Union, Social Security, etc. 5.- He bought scrap metal planes, useless, that later crashed (Bielorussia), Military Equipment, Uniforms, medicine, etc etc, that was useless. -- Alan Garcia said, he was going to change the Constitution, he was going to regulate what happened with the Telephone Co.,, that he would bring back Social Security, that he was going to look at the mining contracts, etc. and no one said anything, they applauded the initiative and that is why he won the election before, and now a candidate is saying it who it seems what he says is true, and everyone is scratching and screaming to the high heavens. -- We know that a FUJIMORI government is going to be trash, why not take the risk of having a Peruvian Government, that proclaims that it will be for the Peruvians? -- All of this is why I am going to vote for Gana Perú. Regards. Walter Manuel Talavera Bances 07871886 Central 579 Pueblo Nuevo-Chepén Cell 94-9638567

  27. flosua 04/20/2011

    Whoever wins, we have to work to survive, while those in power live the good life just like Fujimori, Vladimiro and their henchmen who would buy consciences with huge piles of money. Who will be the next Vladimiro if Fujimori wins? Or maybe he already exists

  28. nando 04/19/2011

    Our country is lacking in better professionals .... none of them is ready to be president.....

  29. melanie 04/19/2011

    I vote for Keiko

  30. CHELA 04/17/2011

    We Peruvians are sunk for the run-off, but we have to vote, and we only have one choice vote for HUMALA, he is the lesser of two evils, we'll have to give him the benefit of the doubt, because we already know the FUJIMORI CLAN, we already lived through it in the 1990s, the biggest corruption in the history of the republic, the one who treated the working class the worst, don't forget the thousands who were fired and unjustly accused of being terrorists, the sale of our natural resources abroad and that KEIKO is a shareholder in the biggest companies that were the ones that were bought, a few pearls in the huge rosary the FUJIMORI CLAN holds.

  31. pedro 04/16/2011

    Keiko is the solution for Peru

  32. Alejandro 04/16/2011

    What is curious about our people is that we have a tendency toward masochism, we know they are hurting us, but we take it... and we reward them to keep mistreating us. When we are learning to talk, for example they ask us to say "how delicious", and we say KEIKO, but what is delicious is money, more so when they give you the ability to use it... This will change when we truly have authorities who love PERU and its INHABITANTS.

  33. fernando 04/15/2011

    My vote is worth a lot and that is why I will give my vote to Ollanta

  34. vito reyes espinoza 04/12/2011

    To my logical perception, if KEIKO wins we will again see the violation of HUMAN RIGHTS, the DEATH OF INNOCENT PEOPLE, (but not the truly guilty), FRAUDULENT CORRUPTION, NARCO SHIPS, NARCO PLANES AND THE BUYING AND SELLING OF CONSCIENCES AND DOMINATION BY THE JAPANESE MAFIA ETC ...........

  35. Carlos 04/10/2011

    How did your eye turn out

  36. David 04/10/2011

    Keiko is the BEST.

  37. gabriel poleo 04/09/2011

    Candidate Fujimori promises to free her father, Humala to free and name Defense Minister Abimael Guzman and Toledo to free us from bureaucratic restrictions to make the Peruvian economy grow, I hope the Peruvian people choose wisely who they want to have liberated

  38. sandra 04/09/2011

    Ollanta president down with corruption I am glad with him gas will go down to 12 soles my grandparents earned their wages said commander Ollanta we love you you should be our president we believe you with all our hearts you tell the truth the others only lies Toledo wants to leap into the palace he is going to go into the abyss tremendously corrupt and a liar go Ollanta we feel we feel Ollanta as president go Ollanta

  39. roxana 04/09/2011

    It would be disappointing to me if scary Humana were to win the presidency

  40. luis alberto 04/09/2011

    In fact, the article does not reflect or much has not been said about their government plan. What we see here are two very distinct political forces; one, center left, represented by Humala and the others that represent the right. In Peru we have a population of approximately 30 million inhabitants, of whom 70% are poor and who support the center left candidate and the rest support the right. Therefore those figures do not reflect reality.

  41. Fernando 04/09/2011

    At this point we expect a runoff between Humala and Fujimori. I am not a Fujimori supporter, but because of my work in the mountains, Keiko is set to win handily. Although many claim to be for Humala (out of fear of bullying police) in private they lean toward those who freed them from terrorism and who built highways, stations and schools... surely accused by tutti. What matters is that Peru wins.

  42. nestor rojas 04/06/2011

    NEEDS ENGLISH TRANSLATION!!!

  43. yo 04/06/2011

    Quico will win the election because we remember from the campaign before that Ollanta supports militarism and is also connected to Hugo Chavez

  44. jose inga ipanaque 04/06/2011

    I don't care who wins because in the end we have to work to eat are they going to bring money to our house to buy food they are all the same what they want is to get there and have power

  45. geny 04/06/2011

    Pedro Pablo Kuszynski should win because we need a new government plan ...............

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