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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
By Robin Emmott AYACUCHO, Peru (Reuters) - Business has rarely been slower at Marlene Quispe's underwear shop in the central Andes as the only thing that the rows of socks and bras seem to attract nowadays is dust from the street outside.
At the orders of their mayor, artisans in Peru's jungle recently put the finishing touches on a giant monument to the coca leaf, a defiant tribute to the plant that fuels the cocaine trade and provides a living for thousands of Peruvian peasants.
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