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Fujimori widens lead in Peru presidential race

Reuters, LIMA

Fujimori has overtaken him in recent weeks in opinion polls, relieving downward pressure on financial markets. Peru’s stocks and currency plunged after Humala won the first-round vote on April 10. Stocks were 2.8 percent higher on Thursday and the sol hovered near a three-year high of 2.749 to the US dollar.

Fujimori’s opponents say she is too close to her father and too reliant on his former aides. Her father’s government collapsed in 2000.

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