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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...

2005-11-02 09:03:24

TOKYO (Reuters) - Former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori, who intends to run again for president next year despite facing criminal charges in Peru, is trying to launch an alliance among three Peruvian political groups. Fujimori has been living in self-imposed exile in Japan, with Japanese citizenship, since he was fired at the height of a corruption scandal in 2000. He has said he intends to run for president in an April 2006 election in Peru, even though he faces arrest if he...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.