Skip to comments.Peru elections: Pedro Pablo Kuczynski holds slight lead as votes counted
Posted on 06/05/2016 9:41:02 PM PDT by Nextrush
Partial results in Peru's presidential election give former World Bank executive Pedro Pablo Kuczynski a narrow lead.
He had 50.59% against 49.41% for Keiko Fujimori, with 52% of the votes counted.
Ms. Fujimori had a strong lead ahead of the vote on Sunday but corruption scandals in her Popular Force party may have dented her support.
She is the daughter of Peru's former President Alberto Fujimori.......
(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.com ...
Kuczynski comes off as the "New World Order" candidate with Fujimori looking like the outsider candidate to me.
Some live coverage is available at this link.
Click the triangle in the middle of the window that is located beneath the candidates pictures and election results.....
So another country goes globalist socialist?
Peru has seen a more leftward bent since Alberto Fujimori and this was an opportunity to vote for what comes next.
Kuczynski is the Romney type candidate IMHO using words like ‘consensus’ to describe himself. His “World Bank” background should say it all, he is just another corporatist politician in the David Cameron, Marco Rubio etc. etc. mold.
Mr. Kuczynski is the kind of person who in his heart sees himself as a ‘world citizen’ with no ethnic labels.
And Miss Fujimori is third- or fourth-generation expat Japanese. South America is a very interesting place.
South America is a very interesting place.
Yes, that’s kind of happening. China is economically wobbly, though ... their run will end, too.
Alberto Fujimori is in prison, having been snatched in Chile, extradited, and then tried for so-called corruption and so-called human rights violations during his time in office, when he built a national infrastructure to defeat and dismember the Shining Path mass-murder death squad organization. None of his appeals have gone in is favor, as far as I know. His daughter Keiko is running largely on the strength of her family name. And that, btw, is itself weird -- a Japanese surname for one candidate, a Polish surname for the other... of course, we've also all heard of Bernardo O'Higgins from the 19th century's revolutionary period in S.America.
Bernardo O’Higgins was a soldier of fortune. The present Peruvian candidates are the descendants of economic migrants.
According to the WSJ, both candidates have a pretty good chance of continuing Peru’s not-bad economic policies and growth trend.
Bernardo O’Higgins wasn’t a soldier of fortune! He was born in Chile of an Irish father who was an immigrant and rose to a fortune working for the Spanish.
On a recent trip to South America, a Brazilian guy I was doing business with was Japanese in ethnic origin and spoke English with me, Portuguese and Spanish with his colleagues, and I presume Japanese at home. It was surreal hearing perfect fluent Spanish coming from a Japanese guy...
“Shining Path” were a bunch of Maoists who engaged in extremely bloodthirsty, senseless violence.
Fujimori should get a medal for wiping them out. Not a jail sentence.
Okay, my mistake. Thanks for the additional info.
Yes, it would be.
The socialist came in third and did not make the runoff. Kuczynski is described as cente-right as is Fujimori’s daughter. Either is a huge improvement over the current President.
The media, of course, will ignore it if Kuczynski is elected, as they did when a white guy (Dr. Guy Scott) became President of Zambia, an sub-Saharan African country that is only 3% white.
But reverse the situation (ethnic minority running for office in a country mostly of white European ancestry), and the media would be having orgasms over the candidate (provided said candidate is a doctrine leftist)
Almost half the country is Indian with only minimal Spanish ancestry. There is a large Mestizo population with Indian and Spanish ancestry, but "white" Spaniards are a minority, like the Germans or the Japanese. In Bolivia, with an even larger Indian population, it took 200 years to get an Indian president.
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