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Popular Force (Spanish: Fuerza Popular, FP), until 2012 called Force 2011 (Spanish: Fuerza 2011), is a conservative Fujimorist political party in Peru. The party is led by Keiko Fujimori, congresswoman and daughter of former President Alberto Fujimori.
In the 2011 presidential election, Popular Force supported the candidacy of Keiko Fujimori for President, Rafael Rey for First and Jaime Yoshiyama for Second Vice President. Their ticket won 23.55% of votes in the first round, but was defeated by Ollanta Humala's ticket in the runoff with 48.55%.
In the 2016 elections, the party won an absolute majority in Congress (36.3% of votes; 71 out of 130 seats). In the presidential vote however, party leader Keiko Fujimori was defeated again by a small margin, gaining 49.88% in the runoff against Pedro Pablo Kuczynski.
Connection with drug trafficking
The former secretary general and now the party's chief financial officer, Joaquin Ramirez, is designated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Dirandro (Peruvian anti-drugs policy) as "one of the most important drug lords in Peru". The charge also involve the leader of the Fuerza Popular for the Region of San Martín and other party figures, including Jose Chlimper, the candidate for the vice presidency of the country behind Keiko Fujimori in the peruvian general elections of 2016.
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- "Fujimorismo solicitó cambio de denominación para llamarse Fuerza Popular" (in Spanish). 29 July 2012.
- "Ahora son Fuerza Popular" (in Spanish). 30 July 2012.
- Romero, Simon (7 April 2009). "Peru's Ex-President Convicted of Rights Abuses". Retrieved 24 June 2011.
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- Keiko Fujimori solicitó al JNE la inscripción de su plancha presidencial | El Comercio Perú. Elcomercio.pe. Retrieved on 25 April 2012.
- Conozca a los nuevos 130 congresistas electos de todo el Perú para el periodo 2011 – 2016 | Ayaviri.INFO – El Portal. Ayaviri.info (23 April 2009). Retrieved on 25 April 2012.
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