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2006-06-04 10:41:15

By Robin Emmott LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Peruvians began to vote on Sunday in a presidential run-off pitting a former leader who brought on economic ruin in the 1980s against an ex-army nationalist promising a revolution against the rich. Polls show center-left former President Alan Garcia is likely to beat Ollanta Humala in a bitterly fought election that has included street fights, egg-throwing and a shootout between rival supporters. Peruvians are expected to choose Garcia --...

2006-06-03 23:56:39

By Robin Emmott LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Peruvians looked set to elect former leader Alan Garcia by a narrow margin in a presidential runoff on Sunday but with almost a tenth of voters undecided, pollsters gave ex-army nationalist Ollanta Humala an outside chance of victory. Following a campaign that included fights, egg-throwing and a shootout between rival supporters, voters must choose between Humala's promises of a revolution for the half of Peru's 27 million people who are poor...

2006-06-02 16:25:47

By Robin Emmott LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Leftist former President Alan Garcia's advantage over nationalist ex-army commander Ollanta Humala has shrunk, but he is still likely to win Peru's presidential election on Sunday, pollsters said on Friday. A University of Lima poll gave Garcia 55.9 percent of the vote and Humala 44.1 percent, while a CPI poll gave Garcia 53.8 percent and Humala 46.2 percent. A Datum poll gave Garcia 57 percent versus 43 percent for Humala. "Garcia is the big...

2006-06-02 12:03:44

Please read in second paragraph ... A University of Lima poll showed Garcia taking 55.9 percent of the vote and Humala 44.1 percent ... instead of ... A University of Lima poll showed Garcia taking 52.4 percent of the vote and Humala 47.6 percent. A corrected story follows: LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Leftist former President Alan Garcia is seen winning Peru's presidential elections on Sunday, even though his advantage over nationalist former army commander Ollanta Humala has shrunk,...

2006-06-02 12:11:47

LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Leftist former President Alan Garcia is seen winning Peru's presidential election on Sunday, even though his advantage over nationalist former army commander Ollanta Humala has shrunk, pollsters said on Friday. A University of Lima poll showed Garcia taking 55.9 percent of the vote and Humala 44.1 percent while a CPI poll gave Garcia 53.8 percent and Humala 46.2 percent. Pollsters met with members of the foreign press on Friday to distribute their latest...

2006-06-02 00:56:48

By Fiona Ortiz LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Peru should not let itself fall behind its neighbors by adopting extremist ideologies, leading presidential candidate Alan Garcia told more than 20,000 supporters at a rally closing his campaign before Sunday's vote. In a huge downtown square under Lima's imposing Palace of Justice building, the former president paced a stage draped in his party's red-and-white colors during a 75 minute improvised speech Thursday night in which he said Peru must...

2006-06-01 11:00:29

By Bernd Debusmann, Special Correspondent LA PAZ, Bolivia (Reuters) - Bolivia's President Evo Morales calls him "my brother" but elsewhere in Latin America, political leaders are finding out that being seen as a close ally of Hugo Chavez can be harmful for their careers. As a tripartite alliance between Bolivia, Venezuela and Cuba began taking shape after Morales took office in January, there have been signs of irritation in the rest of the continent with the way the Venezuelan...

2006-05-30 08:25:42

By Robin Emmott LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - A nationalist pledging revolution for the poor and an ex-president promising to atone for economic ruin in his first term vie for Peru's presidency on Sunday in an election many analysts say is too close too call. A weekend survey by Peru's most respected pollster Apoyo showed former President Alan Garcia beating ex-army commander Ollanta Humala by 55 percent to 45 percent. But a simulation vote by Apoyo, in which voters' preferences were...

2006-05-28 11:52:43

By Robin Emmott and Maria Luisa Palomino LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Ex-President Alan Garcia held a strong lead over his nationalist rival Ollanta Humala in the race for Peru's presidency a week before the runoff, but undecided voters could still alter the result, two polls showed on Sunday. An Apoyo survey commissioned by conservative newspaper El Comercio showed Garcia would receive 55 percent of votes in the June 4 runoff, compared to 45 percent for Humala. That was a one-percentage...

2006-05-24 12:27:02

By Robin Emmott PISCO, Peru (Reuters) - Alan Garcia, who left Peru economically ruined when he led the country two decades ago, is now ahead in polls for the June presidential runoff but is still fighting hard to convince voters he wants "responsible change." Canvassing for votes along Peru's southern coast, Garcia pledged to renegotiate Peru's recently signed free-trade accord with the United States to benefit farmers, offered credit for the region's depressed industries and said...


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.