Havana, Cuba. - Ollanta Humala, candidate of Gana Perú (Peru Wins), won the first round of elections in Peru with less than fifty percent of votes, and he will go to a second round, on June 5, with the other candidate with more support, Keiko Fujimori, of Fuerza 2011.
In a Round Table on Latin American subjects, specialist José Ángel Pérez and journalist Nidia Díaz, Marina Menéndez, Aíxa Hevia and Óliver Zamora, affirmed that this was a very dirty campaign against Humala, and the following round seems to be tough, what will depend on the alliances.
Regarding the legislative elections, the Congress was divided, without a majority of any party.
For Peruvian poet Arthur Corccuera, the triumph of Humala is a new dawn that arouses a great hope towards an objective.
Because of its continuous economic growth and its also high level of poverty, Peru is considered a pauper seated on a gold bank.
Venezuela and Colombia reconstruct relations
The meeting between the presidents of Venezuela, Hugo Chávez, and of Colombia, Juan Manuel Santos last Saturday in Cartagena, was described as fruitful in the Round Table.
After an encounter of seven hours, both heads of State presided over the signature of 16 agreements on commerce, energy and anti-narcotic fight, with a greater benefit for Colombia.
They also confirmed the political will to develop a constructive commercial flow, and the revitalisation of their diplomatic relations, that have already begun a maturity stage.
From Caracas, Venezuelan chancellor Nicolás Maduro pointed out it was a first step to build trust between both parts, and that reaffirms the way of cooperation and joint aid. Besides, panelists remembered the coup d'etat and kidnapping of Chávez in 2002, that forged the spirit of fight of the people with its Bolivarian Revolution.
In the middle of denunciations on irregularities and fraud, the Haitian population is waiting for the final results of the presidential elections, next April 16.
As it was asserted in the Round Table, significant changes in the preliminary counts are not expected, and singer Michel Martelly would be declared as elected president officially, after defeating ex-first lady Mirlande Manigat.
For Martelly, the hardest challenges will be the ancient poverty, the sequels of the earthquake, the international aid that do not arrive, and the whip of cholera.
In Nicaragua, the Supreme Electoral Council and the Congress authorized Daniel Ortega´s re-election, who will be present in the elections of November by the Nicaragua Triunfa (Nicaragua Prevails) Alliance. The Sandinist leader is the favorite in the surveys face to rivals from the Right like ex- head of State Arnoldo Alemán, Enrique Quiñonez, Fabio Gadea and Miguel García.