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Five Things to Know About Peru’s Jan. 26 Election

January 10, 2020

LIMA – Peruvians will elect a new Congress on Jan. 26 after President Martín Vizcarra’s momentous decision last September to dissolve the previous legislature for resisting his anti-corruption agenda. The coming elections have the potential to channel public fury over a series of recent graft scandals, including the Odebrecht case, and pave the way for watershed political and judicial reforms aimed at cleaning up public life.

But throwing unpopular politicians out of office may prove easier than finding worthy replacements....

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