April 10, 2011
Pivotal Vote for Emerging Peru
Joel Hirst, Council on Foreign Relations
Peru's presidential elections on April 10 amount to a contest among old, familiar names. The most recent IPSOS poll (the last poll due to Peruvian electoral law) shows the most support for Ollanta Humala, who ran in the previous election in 2006 and was narrowly defeated by Alan Garcia. He is followed in polling by Keiko Fujimori, daughter of former president Alberto Fujimori (currently in prison for corruption), then former president Alejandro Toleda, and Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, a former minister of the economy and finance.