|
|
|
|
Search: 
Latin American Herald Tribune
Venezuela Overview
Venezuelan Embassies & Consulates Around The World
Sites/Blogs about Venezuela
Venezuelan Newspapers
Facts about Venezuela
Venezuela Tourism
Embassies in Caracas

Colombia Overview
Colombian Embassies & Consulates Around the World
Government Links
Embassies in Bogota
Media
Sites/Blogs about Colombia
Educational Institutions

Stocks

Commodities
Crude Oil
US Gasoline Prices
Natural Gas
Gold
Silver
Copper

Euro
UK Pound
Australia Dollar
Canada Dollar
Brazil Real
Mexico Peso
India Rupee

Antigua & Barbuda
Aruba
Barbados
Cayman Islands
Cuba
Curacao
Dominica

Grenada
Haiti
Jamaica
Saint Kitts and Nevis
Saint Lucia
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Belize
Costa Rica
El Salvador
Honduras
Nicaragua
Panama

Bahamas
Bermuda
Mexico

Argentina
Brazil
Chile
Guyana
Paraguay
Peru
Uruguay

What's New at LAHT?
Follow Us On Facebook
Follow Us On Twitter
Most Viewed on the Web
Popular on Twitter
Receive Our Daily Headlines


  HOME | Peru

Peruvian Candidate to Fight Exclusion from Presidential Race

LIMA – The candidate running second in the polls ahead of Peru’s April 10 presidential election vowed on Wednesday to fight a ruling by the National Elections Board that would exclude him from the contest.

Julio Guzman’s Todos por el Peru party said in a statement that the candidate “is still in the race and is stronger in the face of adversity.”

“We categorically reject the terms of this resolution, the bases of which are flagrantly illegal and unconstitutional,” the party said.

Earlier Wednesday, the National Elections Board, or JNE, rejected appeals from Guzman and another candidate, Cesar Acuña, against a lower electoral court’s decision to bar them from the race.

Guzman was disqualified over supposed irregularities in how his party chose its presidential ticket, while Acuña – who is in single digits in the polls – was ousted for handing out cash to potential voters.

Todos por el Peru announced that it will file an extraordinary motion with the JNE and ask Peru’s constitutional court to issue an injunction preventing election officials from excluding Guzman.

“We are sure that, in the end, the legality of our actions and our right to political participation will be recognized, as well as the right of millions of Peruvians to opt for a distinct political approach,” the party said.

The latest polls on the presidential contest show Keiko Fujimori, daughter of disgraced former President Alberto Fujimori, in the lead with 34 percent, followed by Guzman with 16.6 percent.

 

Enter your email address to subscribe to free headlines (and great cartoons so every email has a happy ending!) from the Latin American Herald Tribune:

 

Copyright Latin American Herald Tribune - 2005-2015 © All rights reserved