This Sunday, June 5, Peruvians go to the polls for a final round of voting in the country’s presidential elections. The two contenders, Keiko Fujimori, daughter of the imprisoned ex-president Alberto Fujimori, and Ollanta Humala, a former military officer, are in a virtual tie, according to the latest polls. Tensions are running high in what has turned out to be the most unpredictable electoral process in recent Peruvian history.
WOLA’s Peru experts Coletta Youngers and Jo-Marie Burt are available for comment on the elections and the post-electoral scenario and can be reached in the United States at:
Coletta Youngers: (301) 404-1905, [email protected]
Jo-Marie Burt: (703) 946-9714, [email protected]
Don’t miss Coletta and Jo-Marie’s analysis in the Peru Elections 2011 blog. Be sure to check the blog for updates before and after Sunday’s vote.
Coletta Youngers has lived in or worked on Peru since 1983 and is the author of Violencia Política y Sociedad Civil en el Perú (Instituto de Estudios Peruanos, 2003).
Jo-Marie Burt is a professor at the George Mason University and author of Political Violence and the Authoritarian State in Peru (Palgrave Macmillan, 2007).
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