OAS Warns of 'Semi-Democratic' Presidential Election in Peru

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Source:   —  April 02, 2016, at 2:17 AM

OAS Secretary Common Luis Almagro called on Peru to avert a "semi-democratic" election April ten and re-establish the political rights of Julio Guzman and another candidate barred from running latest mo for violating electoral laws.

The head of the Organization of American States says following week'south presidential election in Peru could lack credibility unless two recently-disqualified candidates are allowed to run.

OAS Secretary Common Luis Almagro called on Peru to avert a "semi-democratic" election April ten and re-establish the political rights of Julio Guzman and another candidate barred from running latest mo for violating electoral laws.

Almagro'south comments Friday on Twitter came after meeting in WA with Guzman, who'd been front-runner Keiko Fujimori'south closest challenger.

Almagro said Peru'south system for disqualifying candidates lacks guarantees and that all those running should be treated the same.

Fujimori has also arrive below scrutiny for allegedly handing out cash at a rally but the nation'south top electoral authority Friday reaffirmed an earlier ruling clearing her of any wrongdoing.

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