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2006-03-26 22:10:43

LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Ollanta Humala, a radical nationalist former army officer campaigning to increase state control of the economy, extended his lead slightly in Peru's presidential race, as his rural support grew, a poll showed on Sunday. According to the Apoyo survey, 33 percent of those questioned said they would vote for Humala on April 9, a 1-point increase from a poll released on March 19 and an 8-point climb since early February. However, that is still less than the 50...

2006-03-19 13:03:17

LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Ex-army nationalist Ollanta Humala, campaigning to restrict foreign investment in Peru, has retaken the lead against center-right lawyer Lourdes Flores in Peru's presidential race, winning over undecided voters, a poll released on Sunday showed. According to the Apoyo survey, 32 percent of those questioned said they would vote for Humala on April 9, a 2 percentage point rise from a poll released on March 12 and a 7-point surge since early February. However,...

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...

2006-01-06 15:18:38

By Robin Emmott LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Detained former leader Alberto Fujimori registered to run for president of Peru on Friday, hours after Chile took up Lima's request to extradite him for corruption and human rights abuses. Fujimori's daughter, Keiko, dressed in the former president's trademark orange, handed documents to Peru's National Electoral Board as thousands of supporters waved flags outside and chanted: "No one can stop Fujimori!" "This is a happy day. We won't accept...


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