LIMA, PERU: Nation returns former leader, Alan Garcia, to presidency
THE NEWS TRIBUNE
Last updated: June 5th, 2006 01:21 AM (PDT)
Former President Alan Garcia, whose 1985-90 government left Peru mired in guerrilla violence and economic chaos, won back the office Sunday by defeating a fiery nationalist ex-soldier who was endorsed by Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez.
Garcia’s lead of 55.5 percent against 44.5 percent for Ollanta Humala with 77.3 percent of the vote counted was insurmountable, said the head of the electoral agency, Magdalena Chu.