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Opposition Objects to Third Term for Peruvian President Fujimori

LADB Article ID: 54022
Category/Department: Peru
Date: 2000-01-21
By: Guest

Outside Peru's National Election Board office, former United Left Sen. Ricardo Letts called on protesters to cross police lines and break down the board's bronze doors. While Letts was whipping up protesting union members, students and retirees on Dec. 29, representatives of the Lima Bar Association were inside, presenting their official protest against President Alberto Fujimori's decision to seek a third consecutive term. Two days earlier, Fujimori had announced that he would run again to protect the country from what he called an "improvised and neopopulist" opposition.

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