Peruvians take to streets to protest Fujimori candidacy

2016-03-16 15:59
Demonstrators protest presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori at Plaza San Martin in downtown Lima, Peru. (Martin Mejia, AP)

Demonstrators protest presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori at Plaza San Martin in downtown Lima, Peru. (Martin Mejia, AP)

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Lima – Hundreds of people marched in Peru's capital on Tuesday night for the second time in under a week to protest the presidential candidacy of the daughter of imprisoned former leader Alberto Fujimori.

Centre-right politician Keiko Fujimori is leading in polls ahead of next month's presidential election.

Opponents are demanding she be disqualified on allegations of vote-buying after one of her strongest rivals was tossed from the race last week by electoral authorities in a ruling questioned by international observers and President Ollanta Humala.

Around 2 500 people marched in downtown Lima. Some held signs reading "No More Fujimori."

The elder Fujimori is imprisoned for authorising death squads and corruption committed during his decade-long rule in the 1990s. His daughter narrowly lost the 2011 presidential race to Humala.

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