Peru

Humala continues to climb in polls


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Ollanta Humala the left leaning ex army officer has continued to climb in the opinion polls just two weeks away from the 10th April poll.

In the latest CPI poll released yesterday (Sunday 27th March 2011) Ollanta Humala is up to 21.2% support, ahead of all the other candidates.

Keiko Fujimori has dropped back slightly to 19.9% whilst Alejandro continues his slide backwards to just 18.6%, he had stood as high as 36% earlier in the year.

Luis Castañeda is on 15.5% and another late surge from Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has him on 16.1%.  

The markets have been volatile since the news that Humala is doing well.  He has stated that he wants more government involvement in the economy, would renegotiate free trade agreements and would tax ‘windfall profits’ in the mining sector.  One newspaper has also suggested that he would nationalise some companies, although he has not stated as such.

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