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Encouraged by his 65% approval rating, President Alberto Fujimori thought that the candidates he supported for Peru's new Congress would easily win more than half the 80 seats up for grabs in last week's election. Although the vote is still being counted, his delegates seem to have won a comfortable 43 spots if not an overwhelming mandate. Yet the election was a no-lose situation for the President. By scheduling the vote, Fujimori gave the signal that he is committed to restoring Peru's democratic institutions.

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