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As Her 2016 Rivals Face Investigations, Verónika Mendoza Sees a New Era for Peru

December 04, 2018

In her final speech before Peru’s presidential election in April 2016, then 35-year old congresswoman Verónika Mendoza spelled out the choice facing voters: us or them.

“The usual politicians, the usual candidates,” she proclaimed. “Those who watch out for large companies in order to slip something into their pocketbooks.”

Mendoza finished third in the election, just over two percentage points short of Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, who went on to defeat Keiko Fujimori in the runoff.

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