Keiko Fujimori elected to Congress

31 May 2006

Although Fujimori is overseas and facing charges of corruption and human rights abuses, it seems his name still goes a long way and his influence within the Peruvian congress remains significant.

His daughter, and first lady during the last years of his presidency, won more votes than any other legislative candidate in the country. Other Fujimori loyalists won a surprising number of seats in congress. Their party, Alianza por el Futuro (AF) is made up of former ministers, legislators, military officers and officials from the 1990-2000 Fujimori regime. They will be the fourth largest political force in the legislature.

The AF presidential candidate, Martha Chávez, also received a high number of votes, coming in fourth with 7.47% of the vote - ahead of Valentín Paniagua.


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