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2006-04-10 08:43:13

By Robin Emmott LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Ollanta Humala, a former army commander who campaigned to put Peru's economy in state hands, held a slim lead on Monday in a three-way race for president, official results showed. With nearly 59 percent of votes counted, Humala, an ally of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez vowing a revolution to redistribute Peru's wealth to the poor, had 28.1 percent of valid votes, excluding marred and blank ballots, Peru's election authority said....

2006-04-10 08:04:08

By Robin Emmott LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Ollanta Humala, a former army commander who campaigned to put Peru's economy in state hands, held a slim lead on Monday in a three-way race for president, official results showed. With nearly 59 percent of the vote counted, Peru's election authority said Humala, who has vowed a revolution to redistribute Peru's wealth to the Andean poor, had 24.9 percent. Pro-business conservative Lourdes Flores was second with 23.4 percent, followed by...

2006-04-10 07:16:39

By Robin Emmott LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Ollanta Humala, a former army commander who campaigned to put Peru's economy in state hands, held a slim lead on Monday in a three-way race for president, official results showed. With nearly 59 percent of the vote counted, Peru's election authority said Humala, who has vowed a revolution to redistribute Peru's wealth to the Andean poor, had 24.9 percent. Pro-business conservative Lourdes Flores was second with 23.4 percent, followed by...

2006-04-10 00:18:27

LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Ollanta Humala, a former army commander campaigning to rewrite contracts with foreign companies, held a slight lead in Peru's presidential election, official results showed on Monday. With 53 percent of the vote counted, electoral officials said Humala had 27.8 percent, followed by pro-business conservative Lourdes Flores with 26.3 percent and left-of-center former President Alan Garcia with 25.6 percent. If no candidate attains more than 50 percent of the...

2006-04-10 02:08:11

By Robin Emmott LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Ollanta Humala, a former army commander who campaigned to put Peru's economy in state hands, clung to a slim lead on Monday in a tight three-way race for president, official results showed. With 53 percent of votes counted, Peru's election authority said Humala -- who has vowed a revolution to redistribute Peru's wealth to the Andean poor -- had 27.8 percent. Pro-business conservative Lourdes Flores was second with 26.3 percent, followed by...

2006-04-09 23:12:10

By Robin Emmott LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Ollanta Humala, a former army commander whose nationalist campaign has polarized Peruvians, held a narrow lead in Peru's presidential election on Sunday, initial official results showed. With slightly more than 30 percent of the vote counted, Peru's election authority said Humala -- who has vowed to redistribute Peru's wealth by putting the economy in state hands -- had 27.6 percent. Pro-business conservative Lourdes Flores was second with...

2006-04-09 21:50:11

LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Ollanta Humala, a former army commander whose nationalist campaign has polarzied Peruvians, held a narrow lead in Peru's presidential election on Sunday, the first official results showed. With 30 percent of the vote counted, electoral officials said Humala had 27.6 percent, followed by pro-business conservative Lourdes Flores with 26.7 percent and left-of-center former President Alan Garcia with 25.7 percent. If no candidate attains more than 50 percent of the...

2006-04-09 23:32:21

By Robin Emmott LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Ollanta Humala, a former army commander whose nationalist campaign has polarized Peruvians, held a narrow lead in Peru's presidential election on Sunday, initial official results showed. With 45 percent of votes counted, Peru's election authority said Humala -- who has vowed to redistribute Peru's wealth by putting the economy in state hands -- had 27.3 percent. Pro-business conservative Lourdes Flores was second with 26.5 percent followed by...

2006-04-09 19:21:13

By Robin Emmott LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Former army commander Ollanta Humala, a nationalist campaigning to put Peru's economy in state hands, led the presidential election on Sunday and appeared headed to a second round, exit polls showed. Leftist former President Alan Garcia and conservative pro-business candidate Lourdes Flores were in a very close race for second and a place in the May runoff between the top two finishers. The first official results were expected around 8 p.m. (9...

2006-04-09 19:05:25

By Robin Emmott LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Former army commander Ollanta Humala, a nationalist campaigning to put Peru's economy in state hands, led the presidential election on Sunday and appeared headed to a second round, exit polls showed. Leftist former President Alan Garcia and conservative pro-business candidate Lourdes Flores were in a virtual tie for second and a place in the runoff in May. The first official results were expected around 8 p.m (9 p.m. EDT/ 0100 GMT on Monday)....


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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