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2006-04-30 12:50:41

LA PAZ, Bolivia (Reuters) - Bolivian President Evo Morales invited nationalist Peruvian candidate Ollanta Humala on Sunday to visit Bolivia, after Peru withdrew its ambassador to Caracas over Venezuela's comments backing Humala in its presidential election. Peru will hold a runoff vote in late May or early June, almost certainly between Humala, a former army commander who has pledged to redistribute Peru's wealth, and former President Alan Garcia. Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, a...

2006-04-16 14:16:03

By Marco Aquino LIMA (Reuters) - The gap between two candidates battling for a runoff spot in Peru's presidential race narrowed on Sunday as votes cast abroad moved conservative Lourdes Flores closer behind left-leaning former president Alan Garcia. With 89.5 percent of votes counted from the April 9 election, nationalist former army commander Ollanta Humala, who has said he will give the state more control over the economy, was in first place with 30.9 percent of the vote and...

2006-04-12 16:33:19

By Kevin Gray LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - When construction worker Luis Garcia cast his ballots in Peru's last two presidential elections, he was swayed by candidates some people derisively called the "unknown." "I don't fear people without political experience," he said. "It's the traditional politician who worries me. I know what he does: represent the rich at the expense of the poor." In recent years, Peruvians have shown a penchant for choosing political newcomers as president....

2006-04-12 12:59:35

By Doug Palmer WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and Peru signed a free trade agreement on Wednesday, setting the stage for a potentially tough fight in Congress unless the Bush administration offers Democrats stronger assurances that Lima will abide by international labor standards. "This agreement with Peru is instrumental in our strategy to advance prosperity within our hemisphere," U.S. Trade Representative Rob Portman said in a statement. "We look forward to continuing...

2006-04-11 16:50:48

By Robin Emmott and Kevin Gray LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Left-leaning former President Alan Garcia, whose rule ended in economic ruin, led his pro-business rival on Tuesday in a battle for a runoff spot in Peru's election, sending local markets tumbling. With almost 85 percent of Sunday's vote counted, nationalist former army commander Ollanta Humala was first with 30.8 percent. He appeared poised to advance to a May or early June runoff since no candidate won a majority. Garcia, whose...

2006-04-11 14:53:46

By Robin Emmott and Kevin Gray LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Left-leaning former President Alan Garcia, whose rule ended in economic ruin, led his pro-business rival Lourdes Flores on Tuesday in a battle for the second runoff spot in Peru's presidential election. With more than 84 percent of Sunday's vote counted, nationalist former army commander Ollanta Humala was first with 30.9 percent. He appeared poised to advance to a May or early June runoff since no candidate won a majority....

2006-04-11 09:43:52

LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Leftist former president Alan Garcia pulled farther ahead of pro-business rival Lourdes Flores on Tuesday in the battle for the second runoff spot in Peru's presidential election. With more than 83 percent of the vote counted, nationalist former army commander Ollanta Humala held his lead in the race with 30.84 percent. He appeared poised to advance to a May or early June runoff since no candidate won a majority. Garcia, whose 1985-1990 rule ended in...

2006-04-10 17:45:27

By Kevin Gray LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Nationalist Ollanta Humala, who has rallied the poor but angered the rich with pledges to redistribute Peru's wealth, led the presidential election on Monday and was likely headed to a runoff. With about 76 percent of the vote counted, Humala, a 43-year-old former army commander and ally of leftist Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, had 29.7 percent, election officials said. Two other candidates were locked in a close race to determine who would...

2006-04-10 14:39:11

By Kevin Gray LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Nationalist Ollanta Humala, who has rallied the poor but angered the rich with pledges to redistribute Peru's wealth, led the presidential election on Monday and was likely headed to a runoff. With more than 72 percent of the vote counted, Humala, a 43-year-old former army commander and ally of leftist Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, had 29.46 percent, election officials said. Two other candidates were locked in a close race to determine who...

2006-04-10 10:40:40

By Robin Emmott LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Ollanta Humala, a former army commander who has polarized Peru with his calls to redistribute its wealth to the poor, led the presidential election in a tight three-way race, official results showed on Monday. With nearly 67 percent of the votes tallied, Humala, an ally of leftist Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, had 28.7 percent. Pro-business conservative Lourdes Flores was second with 25.78 percent, followed by left-of-center former...