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Peru april presidential elections: former president Toledo leads the polls.

A survey released today says that former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo is the favorite for the general elections of April 10 in Peru.

However, there is still a possibility of major changes within the political spectrum before april 10th.

According to the pollster Datum International  the presidential candidate Toledo obtained  27% of the inteviews, compared to 22% of the former mayor of Lima, Luis Castañeda.

Behind both, the congresswoman Keiko Fujimori, also daughter of former President Alberto Fujimori, obtained a 20%, in fourth place  the pro Chavez peruvian military (r.) Ollanta Humala, who received a small 10% .

The support for Alejandro Toledo (also former President of Peru) , and according to this survey made by Datum, increased in one porcentual during the last month. Security in Peru is one of major concerns of candidate Toledo.
According to political analysts the pre-elections picture is very similar to the polls made last november and the people seem to be quite stable in their political sympathies.  The Datum poll interviewed 1,202 people, between 7 and 10 January, and has an error margin of 2.8% and a confidence level of 95%, according to the company.


Dr. Alejandro Toledo was democratically elected President of Peru from July 2001-July 2006.

He was born in a small and remote village in the Peruvian Andes, 12,000 feet above sea level. He is one of sixteen brothers and sisters from a family of extreme poverty. At the age of six, he worked as a street shoe shiner and simultaneously sold newspapers and lotteries to supplement the family income.

Thanks to an accidental access to education, Dr. Toledo was able to go from extreme poverty to the most prestigious academic centers of the world, later becoming one of the most prominent democratic leaders of Latin America. He is the first Peruvian president of indigenous descent to be democratically elected in five hundred years. READ MORE HERE.