Saturday, June 4, 2011

Today’s Video: Toss up

Sunday is election day in Peru and voters will have to choose who will be the country's next president: Ollanta Humala or Keiko Fujimori. Humala, an ex-army general, holds a razor-thin edge over Fujimori, a legislator and former First Lady, according to a pair of polls published on Saturday. The presidency is up for grabs, however, and both candidates have sought any advantage possible that may give them victory in the runoff.

Nobel Prize laureate Mario Vargas Llosa bemoaned that choosing between Humala or Fujimori for the presidency was like selecting either "AIDS or cancer." Unpleasant as this may be for some, the realty is that one of these figures will be elected as the successor to current president Alan Garcia.

Video Source - teleSUR via YouTube (Per Peruvian election law, Ollanta Humala and Keiko Fujimori ended their public presidential campaigns last Thursday).
Online Sources - MSNBC, AFP, The Guardian

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