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A protest against presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori and the 1992 coup by her father, former President Alberto Fujimori, Lima, Peru, April 5, 2016 (AP photo by Rodrigo Abd).

In Peru’s ‘Chaotic’ Presidential Elections, It’s a Race for Second Place

Friday, April 8, 2016

On Sunday, Peruvians will head to the polls to elect a new president and 130 members of Congress. But in a campaign season that has been fraught with controversy, few are likely to be satisfied with the results.

Peru's presidential campaign season began with a field of 19 candidates. By last Sunday evening's debates, it had narrowed to 10. Among them were the daughter of a former president now in jail; two former presidents-one of whom was involved in a drug-trafficking scandal; and a candidate that's running from a jail cell. ...

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