Record 22 Candidates Register to Run in Peru’s April Presidential Election

The candidate leading in the opinion polls is former national soccer team goalkeeper George Forsyth, with 18% support. He is followed by Guzman with 8%, Mendoza with 7% and Fujimori with 7%.

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Peruvians will choose their next president from a record 22 candidates vying for the country’s top job in the April 2021 election, with a soccer goalkeeper leading the race over an ex-president and the daughter of former strongman Alberto Fujimori.

The national elections authority said on Wednesday, December 23rd, that applications to be included on the ballot were submitted electronically due to coronavirus restrictions.

Among the candidates are Keiko Fujimori - leader of a right-wing party, in her third attempt to govern the Andean country once presided over by her father - former nationalist President . . .

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