Economics: Will Peru's new president maintain democratic order and calm sceptics?

Economics: Will Peru's new president maintain democratic order and calm sceptics?

Ollanta Humala is the new president of Peru. During his campaign, he tried to reinforce the image of moderation to convince voters Peru's booming economy would be safe with him. But investors and many Peruvians appear unsure, says GIS expert Dr Joseph S. Tulchin.

IT was with the narrowest of victories that left-wing nationalist Ollanta Humala won the Peruvian presidential elections with a pledge to make the country 'more just and less unequal'.

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His promise to stamp out corruption and extend the gains of the mining boom to include the nation's poor seems to have resonated with the one-in-three Peruvians who live in poverty and feel ...

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