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2006-04-10 00:18:27

LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Ollanta Humala, a former army commander campaigning to rewrite contracts with foreign companies, held a slight lead in Peru's presidential election, official results showed on Monday. With 53 percent of the vote counted, electoral officials said Humala had 27.8 percent, followed by pro-business conservative Lourdes Flores with 26.3 percent and left-of-center former President Alan Garcia with 25.6 percent. If no candidate attains more than 50 percent of the...

2006-04-10 02:08:11

By Robin Emmott LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Ollanta Humala, a former army commander who campaigned to put Peru's economy in state hands, clung to a slim lead on Monday in a tight three-way race for president, official results showed. With 53 percent of votes counted, Peru's election authority said Humala -- who has vowed a revolution to redistribute Peru's wealth to the Andean poor -- had 27.8 percent. Pro-business conservative Lourdes Flores was second with 26.3 percent, followed by...

2006-04-09 23:12:10

By Robin Emmott LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Ollanta Humala, a former army commander whose nationalist campaign has polarized Peruvians, held a narrow lead in Peru's presidential election on Sunday, initial official results showed. With slightly more than 30 percent of the vote counted, Peru's election authority said Humala -- who has vowed to redistribute Peru's wealth by putting the economy in state hands -- had 27.6 percent. Pro-business conservative Lourdes Flores was second with...

2006-04-09 21:50:11

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...

2006-04-09 23:32:21

By Robin Emmott LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Ollanta Humala, a former army commander whose nationalist campaign has polarized Peruvians, held a narrow lead in Peru's presidential election on Sunday, initial official results showed. With 45 percent of votes counted, Peru's election authority said Humala -- who has vowed to redistribute Peru's wealth by putting the economy in state hands -- had 27.3 percent. Pro-business conservative Lourdes Flores was second with 26.5 percent followed by...

2006-04-09 19:21:13

By Robin Emmott LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Former army commander Ollanta Humala, a nationalist campaigning to put Peru's economy in state hands, led the presidential election on Sunday and appeared headed to a second round, exit polls showed. Leftist former President Alan Garcia and conservative pro-business candidate Lourdes Flores were in a very close race for second and a place in the May runoff between the top two finishers. The first official results were expected around 8 p.m. (9...

2006-04-09 19:05:25

By Robin Emmott LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Former army commander Ollanta Humala, a nationalist campaigning to put Peru's economy in state hands, led the presidential election on Sunday and appeared headed to a second round, exit polls showed. Leftist former President Alan Garcia and conservative pro-business candidate Lourdes Flores were in a virtual tie for second and a place in the runoff in May. The first official results were expected around 8 p.m (9 p.m. EDT/ 0100 GMT on Monday)....

2006-04-09 16:36:57

By Robin Emmott LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - A nationalist who has vowed a "revolution" for the poor, worrying investors, held a narrow lead in Peru's presidential election on Sunday, according to three exit polls. But former army commander Ollanta Humala remained well below the over 50 percent support he would need to avoid a second-round runoff in May, according to the polls, released just as polls closed at 4 p.m. (5 p.m. EDT/2100 GMT) According to an exit poll released by the...

2006-04-09 11:34:59

By Robin Emmott LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Peruvians voted for a new president on Sunday in a tight race pitting a leftist vowing a "revolution" for the poor against an ex-president who left the country in economic chaos and a business-friendly conservative bidding to be Peru's first female leader. Leading pre-election polls was Ollanta Humala, 43, a former army commander and ally of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who would become another in a string of Latin American leftists who...

2006-04-09 09:02:45

By Robin Emmott LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Deeply divided along class lines, Peruvians voted on Sunday in a tightly contested presidential race led by a leftist nationalist vowing "a revolution to give Peru's riches to the poor." Ollanta Humala, a former army commander backed by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and accused of war crimes, which he denies, is aiming to become the latest left-leaning leader to rise to power in Latin America. Pre-election opinion polls showed him holding a...


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