Fujimori increases lead


Keiko Fujimori has increased her lead slightly in the run up to the presidential runoff on 5th June.

According to an Ipsos Apoyo poll in the El Comercio newspaper, Fujimori now has 51.1% of the voye compared with 48.9% for Ollanta Humala.

When asked who will win the presidential election, 41% said Keiko Fujimori and 41% said Ollanta Humala.

Those interviewed were asked a number of questions about the candidates which reveal their strengths and weaknesses.

When asked who was most likely to respect press freedom, 49% said Fujimori and 30% said Humala. That is a major breakthrough for Fujimori who has had to prove that she was not a carbon copy of her father who, as president, had abused press freedom.

When asked about who would best control corruption, Humala came out on top with 48% and Fujimori on 34%.

When asked about having respect for democratic institutions and congress, 46% said that Keiko Fujimori would be better and just 34% said Ollanta Humala. That will be worrying for Humala whose left wing agenda and reputed friendship with Hugo Chavez of Venezuela has created an impression that he will follow in his friend’s footsteps.

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