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2011-04-26

Peru: Humala leads Fujimori in presidential poll

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LIMA, Peru – Ollanta Humala is leading Keiko Fujimori in the run-up to the Peruvian presidential election, according to the latest poll.

Humala received support from 42% of likely voters, compared to 36% for Fujimori, according to an Ipsos-Apoyo poll published on April 24. However, 20% of those surveyed said they are undecided or do not favor either candidate for the June 5 runoff election. The poll has a margin of error of 2.5%.

Humala, 48, is a leftist former army officer who received the highest number of votes in the first round of Peru’s presidential elections. However, since he did not receive an outright majority in the first round, Humala will face the second-place finisher, Fujimori, in a run-off election.

Keiko Fujimori, 35, is the daughter of jailed former President Alberto Fujimori. She is currently leading the polls in the nation’s capital and has said she would not pardon her father if elected.

[The Associated Press (Peru), 24/04/2011; Yahoo! (United States), 24/04/2011]

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