April 9, 2006

Humala has slim lead in Peru vote: official results

LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Ollanta Humala, a former army
commander whose nationalist campaign has polarzied Peruvians,
held a narrow lead in Peru's presidential election on Sunday,
the first official results showed.

With 30 percent of the vote counted, electoral officials
said Humala had 27.6 percent, followed by pro-business
conservative Lourdes Flores with 26.7 percent and
left-of-center former President Alan Garcia with 25.7 percent.

If no candidate attains more than 50 percent of the vote,
the top two finishers will meet in a May runoff.