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Peru Elections: Humala wins the first round, but will loose the run off, according to last poll.

Ollanta, leading the polls in Peru.

A close friend of Hugo Chavez, the peruvian nationalist leader Ollanta Humala, who leads the voting intentions for the presidency of Peru, was consolidated at the top of voter preference, becoming the only candidate who has his place assured in the second round, according to surveys released on Sunday.

But in a second round, Humala, could be easily defeated by the other presidential candidates, according to a research from pollster Ipsos Apoyo.

Humala, 48 years old, won 27.2% of the votes in the last poll made by Ipsos, compared with 22.8% that achieved in previous research , This poll was conducted by Ipsos Apoyo and published by the newspaper “El Comercio”.   It is the last prediction that can be published until the election date.

Under the law prohibits the publication of research in the last week before the presidential elections on April 10.

“The latest research that can be publicized in the media indicate that Ollanta Humala is leading the voting intentions and is likely to go to the second round in first place,” said the director of Ipsos Apoyo, Alfredo Torres.

Secondly, it was Keiko Fujimori, daughter of former President Alberto Fujimori, with 20.5%, down from 22.3% the previous survey.

She was followed closely by Toledo and Kuczynski, with 18.5 percent and 18.1 percent in the polls, respectively.

According to Ipsos Apoyo, Toledo has dropped three percentage points compared to the previous survey, maintaining its downward trend since late February, while Kuczynski rose nearly three percentage points, recovering a rise in the polls.

The Ipsos poll was conducted nationwide between March 26 and April 1, with a margin of error of plus or minus 2.2 percentage points