With less than three months before the first round of the 2016 presidential elections in Peru on April 10, Keiko Fujimori — a former congresswoman and the daughter of former president Alberto Fujimori, now imprisoned for corruption and human rights violations — leads most polls by a considerable margin. Most analysts believe the race, dominated by concerns over security, corruption, and slowing economic growth, will go to a second round. Among the other candidates vying for a spot in the runoff are two former presidents and several political neophytes.
President, Ipsos Public Affairs Latin America
President, Inter-American Dialogue
Banting Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University
Director, ECG Asset Management
Alfredo Torres directs Ipsos Perú, one of the most respected and credible polling firms in the country that produces extensive surveys on voter attitudes and preferences. Alberto Vergara is a widely-read analyst and scholar of Peruvian politics and state-society relations in Andean countries. José Gonzáles is an expert on financial, economic, and political questions in Peru and Latin America.