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Former Peru President Surging in Poll

A former president whose government ended in hyperinflation is rising rapidly in voter support ahead of Peru’s April 9 election, according to a national poll published Monday. The polling firm Apoyo gave 22 percent support to Alan Garcia, who governed from 1985 to 1990, a period of financial turmoil and a growing leftist insurgency. The figure was was up from 17 percent three weeks ago. That put him in third place, behind front-runner Lourdes Flores, a pro-free-market former congresswoman with 33 percent, and closing the gap with Ollanta Humala, a nationalist retired army lieutenant colonel, with 26 percent. Full Story

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