Datum forecast

29 September 2018

The latest Datum poll, published on 27 September, puts the following three candidates for mayor of Lima ahead of the field:

    • Renzo Reggiardo (Perú Patria Segura) 14.3% (down from 19% in its previous poll)
    • Daniel Urresti (Podemos Perú) 14.3% (up from 9%)
    • Ricardo Belmont (Perú Libertario) 8.8% (down from 10.3%)

      Urresti faces homicide charges over the assassination of a journalist. The case is due to be heard on October 4, before the election.  


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