Tuesday, May 10, 2011

PERU - Humala in the role of Lula

Everyone remembers the once successful metamorphosis by Luiz Inacio da Silva. Bearded Frog scaring voters and shouting slogans against the market economy, Lula had turned into a champion of popularity to the point of being elected twice as president [in 2002 and 2006]. So, the recipe of "Lulinha paz e amor" ["Little Lula Peace and Love" campaign slogan, 2002], abandoning the radical ideology, is now emulated abroad.

This is particularly the case for the Peruvian presidential candidate Ollanta Humala, who skated in fifth position around 5% of voting intentions at the beginning of the year, and who then made a spectacular breakthrough. This lieutenant-colonel in the reserves to the nationalist rhetoric of the left, aged 48, appeared on the scene of Peru in 2000 during an attempted coup against Fujimori.

In 2006, he was running for the presidency with a program advocating government intervention in the economy and providing for amendments to the Constitution in order to reform the country socially. At the time, his defeat in the second round against the current president, Alan García, was attributed to his friendship with Venezuela's Hugo Chávez, very unpopular in Peru.

Humala has requested this time to Chávez "not to put his nose in the Peruvian elections. According to local press, Humala has surrounded the publicist Brazilian Joao Santana, who led the campaign of Lula's reelection in 2006 and that of Dilma Rousseff in 2010, and that of Mauricio Funes, who was elected president of El Salvador in 2009 ...

We could not ask him to join Santana for confirmation, but Humala, anyway, redid the shot of the famous "Letter to the Brazilian people" through which Lula, in 2002, had reassured investors on his future macroeconomic policy. In his "commitment with the Peruvian people," Humala promises stability and says he will not seek to govern a day longer than the five-year presidential term ...

Some passages are strikingly similar to the letter ... According to the Brazilian political scientist Romeon Grompone The strategy luliste Humala will however be difficult to replace the rejection of the elites to his person in the second round, June 5 [He will face Keiko Fujimori, daughter of former dictator, came second in the first round with 22.89% of the vote.]

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