Saturday, April 23, 2011

Peru Presidential circus update

Here's the take of the wonderful Carlin in Peru's La Republica today:

And here's your humble scribe's translated version.

Yes, Keiko Fujimori really did say that she "swears to God" that she wouldn't pardon her father if elected President. Hey, maybe she's already done a deal with Twobreakfasts and he'll do it before leaving office. Nothing would surprise me in the next couple of months of Banana Republic politics that Peru has in store.

Anyway, things start heating up tomorrow, as IPSOS/Apoyo is due to release its first opinion poll results for the second round run-off. It's actually difficult to believe that whoever is President of Peru next will be worse than the present mediocre incumbent, but that's the sad truth.