Lima, Peru to have first female mayor ever

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
October 4, 2010 07:33

LIMA, Peru — A moderate leftist looked Sunday night to be headed by a narrow margin to becoming Lima's first elected female mayor.

A victory by Susana Villaran would give the left control of Peru's coastal capital — with 7 million people home to one in three of the Andean nation's inhabitants — for the first time in nearly three decades.Villaran, a 61-year-old human rights advocate and former minister of social development and women's affairs, was leading pro-business candidate Lourdes Flores 38.9 percent to 37.2 percent, according to official results with 13 percent of the vote counted.


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