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2006-04-09 16:36:57

By Robin Emmott LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - A nationalist who has vowed a "revolution" for the poor, worrying investors, held a narrow lead in Peru's presidential election on Sunday, according to three exit polls. But former army commander Ollanta Humala remained well below the over 50 percent support he would need to avoid a second-round runoff in May, according to the polls, released just as polls closed at 4 p.m. (5 p.m. EDT/2100 GMT) According to an exit poll released by the...

2006-04-09 11:34:59

By Robin Emmott LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Peruvians voted for a new president on Sunday in a tight race pitting a leftist vowing a "revolution" for the poor against an ex-president who left the country in economic chaos and a business-friendly conservative bidding to be Peru's first female leader. Leading pre-election polls was Ollanta Humala, 43, a former army commander and ally of Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who would become another in a string of Latin American leftists who...

2006-04-09 09:02:45

By Robin Emmott LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Deeply divided along class lines, Peruvians voted on Sunday in a tightly contested presidential race led by a leftist nationalist vowing "a revolution to give Peru's riches to the poor." Ollanta Humala, a former army commander backed by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and accused of war crimes, which he denies, is aiming to become the latest left-leaning leader to rise to power in Latin America. Pre-election opinion polls showed him holding a...

2006-04-09 08:57:01

LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Polls opened at 8 a.m. on Sunday for Peru's general election, in which pre-vote surveys have given a slight lead to a leftist nationalist vowing "a revolution to give Peru's riches to the poor." Polls remain open until 4 p.m. Exit polls could come as early as moments after the polls close but no official results will be ready for hours afterward. The final outcome may not be available for days. Neither front-running nationalist Ollanta Humala nor his two...

2006-04-09 02:03:09

By Kevin Gray LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Deeply divided along class lines, Peruvians head to the polls on Sunday in a tightly contested presidential race led by a leftist nationalist vowing "a revolution to give Peru's riches to the poor." Ollanta Humala, a former army commander backed by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez and accused of human rights abuses, which he denies, is aiming to become the latest left-leaning leader to rise to power in Latin America. Opinion polls show him...

2006-04-08 19:56:30

By Patricia Zengerle LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Trucks, motorbikes and mules carried ballots to Peru's mountain and jungle villages on Saturday, as a new poll showed an outspoken nationalist held his lead in the race for the presidency, with his two closest competitors tied for second the day before the vote. Election authorities said 53,000 police and soldiers were being deployed across Peru to keep the peace during Sunday's election, in which Peruvians will vote for president, all of...

2006-04-08 19:23:12

LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Leftist Ollanta Humala holds a slight lead in Peru's election race, and former President Alan Garcia is tied with pro-business candidate Lourdes Flores for second place, a poll showed on Saturday. The survey by Apoyo showed Humala, a former army commander backed by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, with 27 percent of voter support. Garcia, a center-left former president, and Flores, a pro-business former congresswoman, each had 23 percent, Apoyo said. The...

2006-04-08 19:22:09

LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Leftist Ollanta Humala holds a slight lead in Peru's election race, and former President Alan Garcia is tied with pro-business candidate Lourdes Flores for second place, a poll showed on Saturday. The survey by Apoyo showed Humala, a former army commander backed by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, with 27 percent of voter support. Garcia, a center-left former president, and Flores, a pro-business former congresswoman, each had 23 percent, Apoyo said. The...

2006-04-08 18:31:56

LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Leftist Ollanta Humala holds a slight lead in Peru's election race, and former President Alan Garcia is tied with pro-business candidate Lourdes Flores for second place, a poll showed on Saturday. The survey by Apoyo showed Humala with 27 percent of voter support. Garcia and Flores each had 23 percent, Apoyo said.

2006-04-07 17:53:54

By Kevin Gray LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Nationalist Ollanta Humala was seen keeping his lead in Peru's weekend presidential election but polls were divided on Friday on whether pro-business candidate Lourdes Flores or former President Alan Garcia would advance to a run-off. A nationwide poll by Lima University showed Humala, campaigning to restrict foreign investment in Peru, had 29.2 percent support and Flores, a conservative, had 25.6 percent. The center-left Garcia had 21.9...


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