LIMA Ollanta Humala, a left-wing candidate, has taken a narrow lead over right-wing lawmaker Keiko Fujimori in polls released in the final hours ahead of Sunday's presidential run-off election in Peru.
Peruvian election law prohibits polling firms from publicly disclosing the results of their surveys in the final week of campaigning, though they continue polling for private companies.
A poll of 4,000 people by Ipsos showed Humala ahead of Fujimori by 3.8 percentage points, the first of a batch of recent surveys to break a statistical tie. [nN04194266]
Humala has sought to convince voters that he has abandoned a radical past, including ties to Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, and would prudently manage one of the world's fastest-growing economies.
Fujimori is trying to distinguish herself from her father, former President Alberto Fujimori, who is in jail for human rights abuses and corruption.
Below are the latest polls, which have margins of error of between 1.4 and 3 percentage points. The polls were conducted by mock vote, where those surveyed filled out and submitted ballots.
SURVEY GROUP FUJIMORI HUMALA
- Datum (1) 49.2 50.8
- Ipsos Apoyo (2) 48.1 51.9
- CPI (3) 49.5 50.5
- Catholic University (4) 48.2 51.8
(1) Mock vote done June 2 and 3, seen by Reuters.
(2) Mock vote done June 4, seen by Reuters.
(3) Mock vote done June 1 and 2, poll seen by source.
(4) Mock vote done June 2, poll seen by source.
(Reporting by Lima Newsroom; Editing by Eric Walsh)