Daughter of Peru ex-president Fujimori leads in polls

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LIMA: Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of disgraced ex-president Alberto Fujimori — currently serving a 25-year prison sentence — is far ahead in a poll of Peruvian presidential hopefuls out Tuesday. With six months to go before the April 2016 election, Keiko Fujimori with the right-wing Fuerza Popular (Strength of the People) has 32.9 percent support, according to a CPI survey. Fujimori, 40, has twice as much support as her nearest rival, conservative former cabinet minister Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, who has 15.8 percent support. Keiko’s father, Alberto Fujimori (1990-2000), was sentenced to prison in 2009 on charges of corruption and human rights abuses during Peru’s internal war with the leftist Shining Path and Tupac Amaru rebels. An agronomist by training, he is the son of immigrants from Japan. In the 2011 runoff, which Keiko lost to the current president, Ollanta Humala, Fujimori promised to pardon her father if elected.

AFP

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