Monday, April 11, 2011

Peru politics

Yesterday was the first round of Peru's presidential elections. No candidate won by 50% hence on June 5th there will be a run off between the 2 candidates with the most votes. Many folk are very disappointed with the results, on June 5th the choices will be

Keiko Fujimori, age 35,she supports existing free-market policies, but is shunned by many Peruvians because her father, former president Alberto Fujimori, is in prison for corruption and human rights crimes stemming from his crackdown on guerrillas in the 1990s.

Ollanta Humala, a former army officer who led a short-lived military revolt in 2000,he has softened his anti-capitalist tone since narrowly losing the 2006 election.

please join us in praying for the country of Peru , thankyou.

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