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2006-04-03 18:22:02

By Patricia Zengerle LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - The daughter of disgraced former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori looks likely to win a seat in Congress this weekend that she intends to use to try to clear her father's name. Polls show that Keiko Fujimori, who acted as first lady for her father when she was just 19, is the most popular congressional candidate from Lima and would likely win one of the 35 seats from the capital. The legislature has 120 seats. Alberto Fujimori, who...

2006-04-02 11:35:20

By Robin Emmott LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Support for nationalist front-runner Ollanta Humala fell slightly, according to a new poll on Sunday, a week ahead of a presidential election in Peru that appears headed for a runoff. Thirty-one percent of voters support Humala, who is campaigning to restrict foreign investment, according to the respected Apoyo poll published in the newspaper El Comercio, compared with 33 percent a week earlier. The former army officer, who promises a...

2006-01-10 12:31:41

LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Peru's election board on Tuesday rejected a bid by detained former President Alberto Fujimori to run for president in April on the grounds that he is barred from holding public office until 2011. In the government's official gazette, the National Electoral Board cited the ban imposed by Congress in 2001 and said Fujimori has two days to appeal the decision. His supporters said they still would push to register the 67-year-old former leader. "We are going to...


Word of the Day
omadhaun
  • A fool; a simpleton: a term of abuse common in Ireland and to a less extent in the Gaelic-speaking parts of Scotland.
This word is partly Irish in origin.