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Election Fraud?

Posted by Marco Antonio Mendoza Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Since election day last Sunday the news media has been covering the ballot counting and the possibility of election fraud.  The allegations and rumors floating around in Lima currently suggest that the right-wing (derechista) candidate Lourdes Flores with the support of the political parties UN-PPC and APRA, along with the government and private local and international investors, have or are attempting to manipulate the outcome of the election results to favor Lourdes over Villaran.  While I'm not going to go into detail or speculation about what is currently going on, others in the community both locally and abroad have been voicing their concerns.

At this point it is uncertain whether a case of fraud is at hand or whether this is just a case of poor government organization and planning (especially when it takes over 50 hours to count votes from Sunday).  Here is what few others have said regarding this fiasco... Read More >>
Blogger of Political blog Peruanista, Carlos Quiroz had a lot to say regarding what he has presumed to be a possible fraud.  His blog is full of information that supports his view on the unfolding electoral situation in Peru.  His blog also has a live blog feed for those who want to voice their opinion over the matter, and Quiroz's blog being of a political nature has a tendency of drawing negative and aggressive attention in his comments section.




Also shown on the Peruanista blog but rather relevant are the videos of TV commentator, Jaime Bayley who spoke out on Monday about the elections and gave his rather interesting opinions and observations (his show isn't called The Sniper for nothing).  The videos are in Spanish but if you can understand then it is definately worth watching.





Even Fox News's business website posted an article discussing the economical concerns involving foreign investment in the energy and mining sectors and the newly elected regional governments. 

Another article from Daily Finance website also discusses the suspense felt by investors over the elections in Lima. 

The website Living in Peru has got an updated coverage of the election.


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