clewis564 wrote:I just saw two candidates got disqualified because of paperwork issues. Julio Guzmán César Acuña. That makes it easier for fijimori I guess.
Polaron wrote:It's an Open Secret that the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency is supporting one of the political parties. Interesting lead this political party is not in first place at this time.
ironchefchris wrote:Polaron wrote:It's an Open Secret that the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency is supporting one of the political parties. Interesting lead this political party is not in first place at this time.
Who would that be?
jhand8pp4 wrote:I agree with Caliguy that either Fujimori or Kuczynski would be good for Peru. Also, I think that Garcia is doing badly because people are tired of politicians who have indications of corruption.
gringolandia wrote:Whoever is elected I hope it is a realist who understands that the only reason Peru is enjoying any economic success is due to the country embracing capitalism and transnational corporations.
It isn't "fair" of course. Of course the transnational corporations take a large part of the wealth that Peruvian feel is "theirs", otherwise the transnationals wouldn't have any incentive to enter into the agreements in the first place. There are certainly aspects of such partnerships that require vigilance, adjustment and correction to make sure Peru gets the best deal it can manage.
But the day Peru votes in someone who rejects these policies is the day Peru joins the other South American basket cases and falls into economic oblivion. Peru simply can't exploit its resources by itself. It doesn't have the internal capability to do so. Not even close.
Alan wrote:Has anyone heard when the debates are to be held?
JoshuS wrote:Keiko Fujimori and 12 other Peruvians mentioned for money laundering in the latest scandal: the leaked Panama Papers.
http://gestion.pe/politica/keiko-fujimo ... rs-2157592
caliguy wrote:is any one else as confused as i am with all the political ads on banners with the symbols of shovels, PPK's and PPC's. numbers, marca asi, escribe, etc? this seems more complex than a driving test. are they purposely trying to confuse folks? what if you make a mistake while filling out the ballot? does it get rejected? it's no wonder Peru keeps getting the wrong President.
ironchefchris wrote:I don't get why Keiko is so far ahead in the polls. I'm not saying there isn't a reason, just that I don't know what it is. From what I understand she hasn't really accomplished anything. The only reason she's a contender is because of her last name. Her big qualification seems to be a feeling of entitlement to the Presidency. I'm guessing she'd be as much of a puppet of her father's cronies currently working with her now as Bush was a puppet to Cheney, Rumsfeld, and all the other holdovers from Bush The Elder's administration and crowd. Is it that people liked her father and want to see his work continued and figure a vote for Keiko is the best way to accomplish this? Finish what the old man started? I'm open to being wrong on any or all of this, but if so, could someone explain for me/us what it is Keiko has done and what it is about her that should make me want to vote for her over any of her more experienced opponents?