Majority of Peruvians support Fujimori pardon, poll says

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The majority of Peruvians support a pardon for former President Alberto Fujimori, according to a new survey carried out by Datum International.

The survey, quoted in Gestion, found that 59 percent of respondents approved of a pardon for the former president, who is currently serving a 25-year prison sentence on charges related to corruption and human rights abuses.

However, 76 percent of respondents said Fujimori should not return to politics, and 33 percent of respondents said they thought Fujimori would eventually return to politics.

>The former president, according to his doctors, is currently battling cancer of the tongue. On Wednesday >Fujimori’s family filed a request for the former president’s pardon at the country’s Ministry of Justice.

"We hope that this humanitarian pardon, made with medical opinions, is resolved with human opinions," Keiko Fujimori, the former president’s daughter, said.

The survey, which was carried out from October 6 to 10th, also found that President Ollanta Humala’s popularity climbed to 47 percent in October, up from 45 percent last month.

The majority of Peruvians support a pardon for former President Alberto Fujimori, according to a new survey carried out by Datum International.

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