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Weekly Report - 11 March 2021 (WR-21-10)

PERU: Peruvian Bolsonaro swings to the fore

Peru’s presidential race is wide open with just one month to go. The only prediction that can be made with any degree of certainty is that it will not be decided in the first round on 11 April. The early frontrunner, George Forsyth, has been brought back into the pack, meaning that there are still at least eight candidates who could potentially break clear to finish in the top two places and advance to the second round. Profound public disillusionment with the established political class, compounded by the recent ‘VIP vaccine’ scandal [WR-21-07], has allowed an outsider on the far right, Rafael López Aliaga, to surge into contention.

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