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Leftist Mendoza Surges in Peru's Presidential Race

A leftist congresswoman promising "radical change" and a new constitution to weaken the business elite has shaken up Peru's presidential race, previously seen as a shoo-in for a fifth straight conservative government. Veronika Mendoza, 35, surged five points in a poll by Datum Internacional on Friday, putting her in a statistical dead-heat with investor-favorite Pedro Pablo Kuczynski for second place in the April 10 election. Nine candidates - nearly all free-market...

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