Peru: Second Chance President


Peru's president elect, Alan Garcia, promises to be rather different to the Alan Garcia who became president in 1985

Then he was determined to avoid orthodox economics, limit his country's debt service payments and build what he called "un Peru diferente" ("a different Peru"). The Alan Garcia of the second round of elections on 4 June 2006 said that he acknowledged his past mistakes and will respect the rules of neo-liberal economics. Garcia won the elections with 53 percent of the vote, while the nationalist candidate, Ollanta Humala, got 47 percent.

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