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2006-03-26 22:10:43

LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Ollanta Humala, a radical nationalist former army officer campaigning to increase state control of the economy, extended his lead slightly in Peru's presidential race, as his rural support grew, a poll showed on Sunday. According to the Apoyo survey, 33 percent of those questioned said they would vote for Humala on April 9, a 1-point increase from a poll released on March 19 and an 8-point climb since early February. However, that is still less than the 50...

2006-03-19 13:03:17

LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Ex-army nationalist Ollanta Humala, campaigning to restrict foreign investment in Peru, has retaken the lead against center-right lawyer Lourdes Flores in Peru's presidential race, winning over undecided voters, a poll released on Sunday showed. According to the Apoyo survey, 32 percent of those questioned said they would vote for Humala on April 9, a 2 percentage point rise from a poll released on March 12 and a 7-point surge since early February. However,...

2006-01-10 12:31:41

LIMA, Peru (Reuters) - Peru's election board on Tuesday rejected a bid by detained former President Alberto Fujimori to run for president in April on the grounds that he is barred from holding public office until 2011. In the government's official gazette, the National Electoral Board cited the ban imposed by Congress in 2001 and said Fujimori has two days to appeal the decision. His supporters said they still would push to register the 67-year-old former leader. "We are going to...

2006-01-06 21:34:00

CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez on Friday brushed aside a diplomatic spat with Peru after Lima recalled its ambassador to protest a visit to Caracas by Peruvian presidential candidate Ollanta Humala. Peru said Chavez meddled in its domestic affairs when he praised Humala, a nationalist former soldier who led a brief rebellion in 2000 and who is now a leading candidate before presidential elections in April. "They have made a scandal in Peru ... because...

2006-01-05 18:48:34

By Robin Emmott LIMA (Reuters) - Peru has recalled its ambassador from Venezuela and accused the country of meddling in its affairs after President Hugo Chavez praised an ex-army nationalist candidate running for president in Peru's April elections. Peru held an all-day meeting with its ambassador to Venezuela to find out how Peruvian presidential candidate, Ollanta Humala, was invited to a ceremony in which Chavez praised him for his platform that seeks to end 15 years of...