Ex-president’s daughter Keiko Fujimori favorite to lead Peru

June 3, 2016

The presidential race is almost complete in Peru: on Sunday, Peruvians will decide who will be their next president. Ms Keiko Fujimori (41) has a great chance to win, and her main rival Pedro Pablo Kuczynski is still has many supporters. Peruvians from the poorest villages love Keiko Fujimori, and their support gives her a distinct advantage. People believe it is important that it adheres to the political line of his father, but opponents consider it a populist one.

Ipsos opinion poll showed that 77-year-old former banker Kuczynski has slim chance to win the presidential race in Peru. Accordingly to experts, an investment banker is likely to lose the daughter of former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori. Importnat to note that now the former president Fujimori is serving a 25-year sentence in prison for corruption, human rights violations and suppression of uprisings leftist rebels. And his 41-year-old daughter can become the next president.

Keiko Fujimori, the granddaughter of Japanese immigrants, could become the first female president. Actually, her opponents argue that voting for Fujimori legitimize the dictatorship. The technocrat Kuczynski and president’s daughter Fujimori won the first round of voting on April 10, and result of that voting proved that Peru is the next country in South America, which is turned away from the left-wing politics.