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Peru elections: former president Alejandro Toledo continue to lead voting intentions, according to polls.


Former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo continues to lead in voting intentions for the April 10 elections in Peru.

Now the only conflict is to find who would accompany Toledo in the presidential ticket in a runoff, according to a survey released on Saturday.

Toledo took a percentage point up to the 29 percent of voter preferences, while its two closest rivals fell one percentage point to 18 percent each, said the survey of Datum International.

The contenders fighting for the option to contest Toledo in a runoff are Keiko Fujimori, daughter of former President Alberto Fujimori and former mayor of Lima, Luis Castañeda.

The three candidates leading the polls are considered friendly to free markets and private investment.

Peru Election - Credit to AP Photo/Martin Mejia

Analysts and pollsters ruled out that any candidate will obtain over 50 percent of votes needed to win the first round, and therefore the election officials have scheduled a June 5 runoff.