Peru: Fujimori's Daughter Has Slight Lead

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n June 5, Peruvian voters will go to the polls for the presidential run-off election between left-wing Ollanta Humala, a former army officer, and right-wing Keiko Fujimori, a former Congresswoman and daughter of imprisoned ex- president Alberto Fujimori. No candidate secured the 50 percent needed to win outright in the first-round election in April.

A new poll, released Thursday by the private firm Datum International and published by daily newspaper Peru21, found Keiko Fujimori with a 2.7 point lead over Ollanta Humala, with 40.6 percent of voters saying they supported Fujimori, and 37.9 percent saying they supported Humala. 

This week's poll confirms a steady decline in support Humala, who last week enjoyed 40 percent of popular support. However, the poll, which interviewed 1,210 people, had a margin of error of plus or minus 2.8 percentage points, slightly more than Fujimori's 2.7 lead.