Peru: Candidates Barred From Running In Presidential Election
Just one month before a presidential election in Peru, an electoral tribunal has barred candidate Julio Guzman from running. The tribunal accused Guzman’s party, Todos por el Peru, of failing to follow procedural rules in registering their candidate.
The party called the ruling “flagrantly illegal and unconstitutional.”
Guzman went from a virtual no-name to the leading contender to defeat incumbent Keiko Fujimori, daughter of jailed former president, Alberto Fujimori.
Another candidate, Cesar Acuña, a wealthy owner of universities facing accusations of plagiarism, was also barred.
We talk about the election intrigue with Frank Bajak, an investigative reporter and chief of Andean news for the Associated Press. He’s based in Lima, Peru.