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2006-04-09 08:57:01

LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Polls opened at 8 a.m. on Sunday for Peru's general election, in which pre-vote surveys have given a slight lead to a leftist nationalist vowing "a revolution to give Peru's riches to the poor." Polls remain open until 4 p.m. Exit polls could come as early as moments after the polls close but no official results will be ready for hours afterward. The final outcome may not be available for days. Neither front-running nationalist Ollanta Humala nor his two...

2006-04-09 02:03:09

By Kevin Gray LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Deeply divided along class lines, Peruvians head to the polls 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 human rights abuses, which he denies, is aiming to become the latest left-leaning leader to rise to power in Latin America. Opinion polls show him...

2006-04-08 19:56:30

By Patricia Zengerle LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Trucks, motorbikes and mules carried ballots to Peru's mountain and jungle villages on Saturday, as a new poll showed an outspoken nationalist held his lead in the race for the presidency, with his two closest competitors tied for second the day before the vote. Election authorities said 53,000 police and soldiers were being deployed across Peru to keep the peace during Sunday's election, in which Peruvians will vote for president, all of...

2006-04-08 19:23:12

LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Leftist Ollanta Humala holds a slight lead in Peru's election race, and former President Alan Garcia is tied with pro-business candidate Lourdes Flores for second place, a poll showed on Saturday. The survey by Apoyo showed Humala, a former army commander backed by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, with 27 percent of voter support. Garcia, a center-left former president, and Flores, a pro-business former congresswoman, each had 23 percent, Apoyo said. The...

2006-04-08 19:22:09

LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Leftist Ollanta Humala holds a slight lead in Peru's election race, and former President Alan Garcia is tied with pro-business candidate Lourdes Flores for second place, a poll showed on Saturday. The survey by Apoyo showed Humala, a former army commander backed by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, with 27 percent of voter support. Garcia, a center-left former president, and Flores, a pro-business former congresswoman, each had 23 percent, Apoyo said. The...

2006-04-08 18:31:56

LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Leftist Ollanta Humala holds a slight lead in Peru's election race, and former President Alan Garcia is tied with pro-business candidate Lourdes Flores for second place, a poll showed on Saturday. The survey by Apoyo showed Humala with 27 percent of voter support. Garcia and Flores each had 23 percent, Apoyo said.

2006-04-07 17:53:54

By Kevin Gray LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Nationalist Ollanta Humala was seen keeping his lead in Peru's weekend presidential election but polls were divided on Friday on whether pro-business candidate Lourdes Flores or former President Alan Garcia would advance to a run-off. A nationwide poll by Lima University showed Humala, campaigning to restrict foreign investment in Peru, had 29.2 percent support and Flores, a conservative, had 25.6 percent. The center-left Garcia had 21.9...

2006-04-07 13:17:10

By Kevin Gray LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Nationalist ex-army commander Ollanta Humala is keeping his lead as Peru's presidential election this weekend approaches but polls conflicted on Friday on whether pro-business candidate Lourdes Flores or former President Alan Garcia would advance to a run-off. A nationwide poll by Lima University showed Humala, campaigning to restrict foreign investment in Peru, had 29.2 percent of voter support and Flores, a conservative, had 25.6 percent....

2006-04-07 09:52:07

By Robin Emmott TRUJILLO, Peru (Reuters) - With his name painted on almost every wall and his photo staring down from almost every billboard, former President Alan Garcia is hard to miss in northern Peru, a heartland of voter support that is happy to overlook the chaos of his 1985-1990 government. Such unconditional backing could give the charismatic leftist Garcia of the American Popular Revolutionary Alliance party, or APRA, just enough impetus to take second in Sunday's...

2006-04-06 20:57:07

By Patricia Zengerle AREQUIPA, Peru (Reuters) - Thousands of brightly clad Peruvians rallied to mark the formal end of campaigning on Thursday as pollsters said nationalist Ollanta Humala remained ahead in the presidential race but was unlikely to win in the first round. In Arequipa, in southern Peru where the front-running retired army commander's support is strongest, the central Plaza de Armas was so crowded with thousands of Humala supporters that some hung in trees and from...