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2006-04-06 14:20:43

By Patricia Zengerle LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - There have been disturbances during Peru's closely contested presidential election campaign, but not in the streets. This year, the unrest is within the towers of Lima's business districts and the walls surrounding its upscale homes. Promising to wrestle Peru's wealth away from the country's upper class, former army commander Ollanta Humala has risen to first place in most polls before the April 9 vote, tapping into the anger of the half...

2006-04-06 10:14:08

By Maria Luisa Palomino LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Conservative presidential candidate Lourdes Flores has gained ground on her nationalist rival Ollanta Humala to tie for the lead in Peru's election on Sunday, a new poll showed on Thursday. Flores, who is pro-business and was the front-runner in the polls until mid-February, saw her voter support rise slightly to 27.6 percent, according to a CPI poll. However, that figure is less than the 50 percent of voter support needed to avoid a...

2006-04-05 11:30:41

By Robin Emmott LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - A radical nationalist, a leftist ex-president with a dire economic record and a former legislator vying to be Peru's first female president face off at the polls on Sunday, with pledges to end the country's chronic poverty as the common rallying cry. But with no candidate likely to garner the 50 percent support needed to win outright, the April 9 election has become a battle to make it through to a run-off between the top two placed candidates...

2006-04-02 14:12:22

By Patricia Zengerle CALLAO, Peru (Reuters) - Lourdes Flores is struggling to convince Peru's poor that she is their candidate, and not just the favorite of investors, as the conservative seeks to become the country's first woman president. Flores, who has slipped to second place in opinion polls behind Ollanta Humala, a nationalist campaigning to increase state control of business, spent the weekend trying to show she represents more than Peru's coastal, Europe-descended elite....

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...

2006-04-02 10:08:39

LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Nationalist Ollanta Humala held first place in the race for Peru's presidency, but his support slipped slightly to 31 percent, a new poll said on Sunday, a week before the vote, and the election appeared headed for a runoff. Thirty-one percent of voters support Humala, according to the Apoyo poll published in the newspaper El Comercio, compared with 33 percent a week earlier. The former army officer remains well below the 50 percent support he would need on...

2006-03-28 18:17:05

LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Nationalist candidate Ollanta Humala, campaigning to increase state control over the economy, is leading polls ahead of Peru's presidential election on April 9, a Datum survey showed on Tuesday. Datum reported that 31 percent of voters polled said they plan to vote for Humala, up 5 percentage points from mid-March, while support for center-right lawyer Lourdes Flores slipped 1 point to 26 percent. In third place is former center-left President Alan Garcia,...

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,...

2006-02-08 12:36:41

By Mary Milliken AREQUIPA, Peru (Reuters) - They may be poor and tired, but the women who have come to hear Lourdes Flores talk about her plans to become Peru's first female president are no pushovers. "We are listening to the message of Senora Lourdes, but these people always promise to work with the poorest, the neediest mothers, and they just don't deliver," said Alejandrina Chunga, sitting at the foot of a gray shantytown in Arequipa, Peru's second largest city. Flores, a...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.