Talk:Peruvian general election, 2011

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Table of potential candidates[edit]

Previously Jorge del Castillo had been placed under the 'close to centre' heading. However he was the secretary-general of APRA, and the English wikipedia article for APRA describes it as "a left wing Peruvian political party." If you think that APRA is a centrist party, (as described by its Spanish article) feel free to change the party's article. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Mr john luke (talkcontribs) 13:42, 6 January 2009 (UTC)


I changed the order of the candidates because I don't think they were in any particular order. I rearranged the candidates according to their placement on the latest polls performed by several polling companies in Peru. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Elapatriota (talkcontribs) 18:33, 7 April 2011 (UTC)

I rearranged, again, candidates according to their positions on the latest polls. An alternative could be to list them in alphabetical order by their last names. The previous ordering was arbitrary. This is not Humala's webpage and is not Toledo's either. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Elapatriota (talkcontribs) 20:04, 7 April 2011 (UTC)

Please, Elpatriota, arranged the list of candidates by polling results is not a good idea because the position of candidates in polls is constantly changing. "An alternative could be to list them in alphabetical order by their last names.". I think this method is better. Greetings.--Edhu9 (talk) 14:07, 8 April 2011 (UTC)

Edhu9: ordering by polling results is a better idea than using an arbitrary/no order. Moreover, it doesn't seem that with so little time before the poll, the current leader will change. But, since we both agree that alphabetical order by last name is a better idea than polling and arbitrary ordering, please go ahead and do that yourself. Restoring an arbitrary order will trigger a rearrangement by polling results again. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Elapatriota (talkcontribs) 00:33, 9 April 2011 (UTC)

If you order candidates by name, recall that in Spanish-speaking countries they alphabetize by "middle" name, father's family name, not by the "last" name, which is the mother's family name. It would be "Humala" and "Fujimori", not "Tasso" and "Higuchi". C2equalA2plusB2 (talk) 04:02, 7 June 2011 (UTC)

Question[edit]

How much of the vote did Toledo win? Was it insignificant enough to not be mentioned in the infobox? Khoikhoi 01:50, 12 April 2011 (UTC)

He won more than 15%, just around 3% less than Kuczynski. In my opinion, neither Kuczynski nor Toledo should be mentioned in the infobox as both are close enough between them but far enough from second place, Fujimori (5% and 8% respectively).

Possible Redundancy[edit]

Under the section Presidential Candidates, third paragraph, it states that the Aprista Party (APRA) [footnote 4] and the incumbent party, the American Popular Revolutionary Alliance [footnote 7] did not field candidates in the first round. I think those two are the same party. That should be edited down and the redundancy eliminated. C2equalA2plusB2 (talk) 04:02, 7 June 2011 (UTC)


Impact[edit]

But all that aside, what can be the impact? It's a bit early, but already the business and oligarchy is in panic - the source, [1] Perhaps it's too early say that this will mark the start of a new era in Peru. So the impact is something that should be worked on for quite some time in the future, not just now. It might be a good impact overall, or a bad one. We'll see. (LAz17 (talk) 17:02, 6 June 2011 (UTC)). One more article, [2] ...perhaps with that as a source this could be stated...

"The results of the election reflect an ethnic vote for the other Peru. Long excluded, the populations of the mountains an amazon, as well as the disadvantaged, may expect to see more attention. The business elite and foreign investers have expressed concern at such rhetoric, resulting in a decline in the stock market the day after the elections. Further, Humala was expected to lead a weak government, without a majority in the Congress, after the presidential elections polarized the country.
Humala raised hopes for a fairer redistribution of wealth in the country where inequality is very vivid. As analysts have noted, "He will have to implement the main promises of his candidacy: to find ways to make Peru a more inclusive and just society. This means developing concrete economic and social policies that benefit poor Peruvians, and he is likely to face a lot of opposition by conservative elites." " (LAz17 (talk) 17:10, 6 June 2011 (UTC)).