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Keiko Fujimori purges her father’s old guard from party
Posted by Colin Post on Dec 30, 2015 1 comment

Keiko Fujimori purges her father’s old guard from party

Peru’s leading presidential candidate, Keiko Fujimori, has removed 18 incumbent legislators from her party’s list of candidates for 2016 elections. Rumors had circulated for weeks that Fujimori’s Popular Strength party  Full Article »

Keiko Fujimori to choose between centrism and old guard
Posted by Colin Post on Dec 17, 2015 Leave a comment

Keiko Fujimori to choose between centrism and old guard

Presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori’s selection of her party’s congressional candidates threatens to alienate the base of her political support. Analysts believe that, in order to win the presidency in 2016  Full Article »

Peru will not legalize abortion in cases of rape
Posted by Colin Post on Nov 25, 2015 1 comment

Peru will not legalize abortion in cases of rape

Peru’s constitutional commission in Congress rejected allowing a vote on a bill which would legalize abortion in cases of rape. Six committee members from the Popular Strength, Popular Christian Party  Full Article »

Keiko Fujimori comments make waves among political base
Posted by Colin Post on Oct 2, 2015 Leave a comment

Keiko Fujimori comments make waves among political base

Peru’s leading presidential candidate, Keiko Fujimori, generated controversy within her party for comments she made at a conference in the United States. In a conference at Harvard University, Fujimori endorsed  Full Article »

Partisan row breaks congressional quorum ahead of decree vote
Posted by Colin Post on Jun 12, 2015 Leave a comment

Partisan row breaks congressional quorum ahead of decree vote

Peru’s largest two political parties broke quorum by walking out of congress yesterday ahead of a key vote to give the government limited powers to rule by decree. The dispute  Full Article »

Humala to request decree powers to address economy, crime
Posted by Colin Post on May 2, 2015 Leave a comment

Humala to request decree powers to address economy, crime

President Ollanta Humala will request congress for limited powers for his cabinet to rule by decree in enacting economic and law enforcement legislation. Prime minister Pedro Cateriano signaled the request  Full Article »