Peruvians feel Fujimori pardon would divide country, poll says

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The possibility of a pardon for former President Alberto Fujimori continues to generate controversy among Peruvians.

According to a recent poll carried out by CPI, 56.1 percent of Lima residents said that if President Ollanta Humala were to pardon Fujimori it would divide Peruvians.

Meanwhile, the poll found that 34.4 percent of respondents said a pardon for Fujimori would help to bring the country together, El Comercio reported.

Fujimori, who is facing health complications, is currently serving a 25-year prison sentence on charges related to corruption and human rights abuses. His family has stated that they are preparing to file a request for pardon this month.

The poll, which was carried out on October 4 and 5, found that 70.1 percent of respondents supported a pardon for Fujimori – 68.2 percent of them cited his health as the reason for their support.

On the other hand, 44.8 percent said the former president should serve the remainder of his prison sentence.

On Monday Keiko Fujimori – the former president’s daughter – said a pardon would be filed by October 10th at the latest.

According to a recent poll carried out by CPI, 56.1 percent of Lima residents said that if President Ollanta Humala were to pardon Fujimori, it would divide the country.

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