The Countdown to Regional Elections & the Race for Lima's New Mayor
17 August 2010
Regional and Municipal elections take place in Peru on 3 October when Peruvians will vote for mayors and regional presidents for the country's 25 regions and one province (Lima); and with that comes the race for the new mayor of Lima. The current two frontrunners are Lourdes Flores of the centre-right Unidad Nacional (National Unity) and Álex Kouri of right-leaning Cambio Radical (Radical Change). Flores unsuccessfully ran twice for the presidency in 2001 and 2006. Álex Kouri is a former mayor of Callao. Outgoing Lima Mayor Luis Castañeda Lossio is set to run in the presidential elections, scheduled for 10 April 2011.