Peru: PPK talks Toledo, Alan, and passport on reality TV

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This weekend former presidential candidate Pedro Pablo Kuczynski appeared on reality TV show ‘El Valor de la Verdad’ (‘The Value of Truth’), a show based around asking a participant questions about his or her personal life.

Answers are then compared to answers to the same questions given while the participant was hooked to a polygraph.

During his appearance Kuczynski spoke of his time serving as prime minister in the Toledo administration, his presidential campaign, and of the controversy surrounding his American citizenship.

When asked about Alan Garcia’s academic performance when he was a student, Kuczynski said the former president did not have excellent grades, and also revealed that Garcia “had no interest in his economics class.”

Kuczynski also said he had put in a request to renounce his American citizenship while he was running for president, an event which was confirmed by the show’s ‘lie detector’.

Asked if he had ever used illegal drugs, Kuczynski said that he had not. He was then asked if any of the presidents he had served under could answer the same question, he said, “I can tell you that Belaunde did not do any drugs.”

The former presidential candidate truthfully answered all of the questions, according to the previously administered polygraph test, and finished the show with 100,000 soles, which he donated to the 2012 Teletón.

Last month the show was heavily criticized after Ruth Thalia Sayas, the show’s first contestant, was >murdered by her former boyfriend, who then admitted to the crime.

This weekend former presidential candidate Pedro Pablo Kuczynski appeared on reality TV show ‘El Valor de la Verdad’ (‘The Value of Truth’).

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