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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-24-11 11:56 AM
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Humala leads Fujimori in Peru presidential race
Humala leads Fujimori in Peru presidential race
11:26 a.m. EDT, April 24, 2011

LIMA (Reuters) - Peru's nationalist presidential candidate Ollanta Humala is running ahead of conservative Keiko Fujimori, daughter of jailed former leader Alberto Fujimori, leading up to the June 5 election, said a poll published on Sunday.

The survey conducted by Ipsos Apoyo and published in El Comercio newspaper says Humala, who has moderated his once fiery left-wing discourse, has 42 percent support. Fujimori got 36 percent in the poll.

Humala and Fujimori won 31.7 percent and 23.6 percent of the vote respectively in the first round on April 10. They face each other in a final round of voting on June 5.

"In the weeks ahead both candidates will have to go out and win the support of the 22 percent of voters that have not decided in favor of either of them," Alfredo Torres, head of Ipsos Apoyo, told El Comercio.

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rabs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 02:31 PM
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1. Humala's aura of Lula and Dilma-ness

It's not generally known but Humala made a trip to Brazil before the first round and hired a team of Brazilian campaign advisors.

The advisors are the ones who propelled Lula and Dilma into the presidency.

--------- from an LA Times article ---------------

Humala's use of Brazilian campaign advisors associated with President Dilma Rousseff's leftist Workers' Party also created some controversy in the final weeks. They advised him to use the campaign slogan, "Honesty makes a difference."

According to the blog of one of the advisors, Luis Favre, the team advised him to de-emphasize the populism of the previous campaign while advertising the candidate's honesty, a play toward the electorate's dissatisfaction with old-style politics.


As things stand now, Humala should top Keiko.

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Judi Lynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Apr-26-11 09:20 AM
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2. Absolutely fascinating information. Had no idea whatsoever Humala
had Brazilian advisors.

He was doing so well last campaign until right at the end, when Garcia launched a new onslaught of derogatory crap at him. It was clearly a bunch of hooey, and completely underhanded, but apparently it was just enough to get the job done.

Very glad to learn he has decided to avail himself of some campaign veterans.

Thank you!
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