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2006-05-03 16:24:58

LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Conservative lawmaker Lourdes Flores, whom investors saw as the best candidate for Peru's $75 billion economy, admitted defeat on Wednesday in the first round of the country's April 9 election after a fight for a runoff place. Almost all the ballots have been tallied from the April 9 vote and there are too few left to give Flores an advantage over former President Alan Garcia, officials said. Humala won the first round with 30.62 percent, or 3.75 million...

2006-04-16 14:16:03

By Marco Aquino LIMA (Reuters) - The gap between two candidates battling for a runoff spot in Peru's presidential race narrowed on Sunday as votes cast abroad moved conservative Lourdes Flores closer behind left-leaning former president Alan Garcia. With 89.5 percent of votes counted from the April 9 election, nationalist former army commander Ollanta Humala, who has said he will give the state more control over the economy, was in first place with 30.9 percent of the vote and...

2006-04-11 14:53:46

By Robin Emmott and Kevin Gray LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Left-leaning former President Alan Garcia, whose rule ended in economic ruin, led his pro-business rival Lourdes Flores on Tuesday in a battle for the second runoff spot in Peru's presidential election. With more than 84 percent of Sunday's vote counted, nationalist former army commander Ollanta Humala was first with 30.9 percent. He appeared poised to advance to a May or early June runoff since no candidate won a majority....

2006-04-11 09:43:52

LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Leftist former president Alan Garcia pulled farther ahead of pro-business rival Lourdes Flores on Tuesday in the battle for the second runoff spot in Peru's presidential election. With more than 83 percent of the vote counted, nationalist former army commander Ollanta Humala held his lead in the race with 30.84 percent. He appeared poised to advance to a May or early June runoff since no candidate won a majority. Garcia, whose 1985-1990 rule ended in...

2006-04-10 17:45:27

By Kevin Gray LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Nationalist Ollanta Humala, who has rallied the poor but angered the rich with pledges to redistribute Peru's wealth, led the presidential election on Monday and was likely headed to a runoff. With about 76 percent of the vote counted, Humala, a 43-year-old former army commander and ally of leftist Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, had 29.7 percent, election officials said. Two other candidates were locked in a close race to determine who would...

2006-04-10 14:39:11

By Kevin Gray LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Nationalist Ollanta Humala, who has rallied the poor but angered the rich with pledges to redistribute Peru's wealth, led the presidential election on Monday and was likely headed to a runoff. With more than 72 percent of the vote counted, Humala, a 43-year-old former army commander and ally of leftist Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, had 29.46 percent, election officials said. Two other candidates were locked in a close race to determine who...

2006-04-10 10:40:40

By Robin Emmott LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Ollanta Humala, a former army commander who has polarized Peru with his calls to redistribute its wealth to the poor, led the presidential election in a tight three-way race, official results showed on Monday. With nearly 67 percent of the votes tallied, Humala, an ally of leftist Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, had 28.7 percent. Pro-business conservative Lourdes Flores was second with 25.78 percent, followed by left-of-center former...

2006-04-10 08:43:13

By Robin Emmott LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Ollanta Humala, a former army commander who campaigned to put Peru's economy in state hands, held a slim lead on Monday in a three-way race for president, official results showed. With nearly 59 percent of votes counted, Humala, an ally of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez vowing a revolution to redistribute Peru's wealth to the poor, had 28.1 percent of valid votes, excluding marred and blank ballots, Peru's election authority said....

2006-04-10 08:04:08

By Robin Emmott LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Ollanta Humala, a former army commander who campaigned to put Peru's economy in state hands, held a slim lead on Monday in a three-way race for president, official results showed. With nearly 59 percent of the vote counted, Peru's election authority said Humala, who has vowed a revolution to redistribute Peru's wealth to the Andean poor, had 24.9 percent. Pro-business conservative Lourdes Flores was second with 23.4 percent, followed by...

2006-04-10 07:16:39

By Robin Emmott LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Ollanta Humala, a former army commander who campaigned to put Peru's economy in state hands, held a slim lead on Monday in a three-way race for president, official results showed. With nearly 59 percent of the vote counted, Peru's election authority said Humala, who has vowed a revolution to redistribute Peru's wealth to the Andean poor, had 24.9 percent. Pro-business conservative Lourdes Flores was second with 23.4 percent, followed by...


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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
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