|¿El 2006 conspiraron contra Ollanta?|
1. Summary: (C) Visiting WHA PDAS Shapiro met with Peruvian news media figures in an off-the-record encounter at the Ambassador's Residence on 5/16. Participants described the appeal that Union Por el Peru (UPP) candidate Ollanta Humala's plainspoken authoritarian style had for rural inhabitants and how Lourdes Flores' indecisiveness and propensity to listen to bad advice had doomed her campaign. They also noted the continued tendency for fragmentation in Peruvian politics with new divisions appearing on the right in the wake of Flores' defeat, and the profound splits in Humala's base areas in the sierras and the south. Public disillusionment with politicians could be a plus, they noted, since this would ensure that any government resulting from the present election would be subject to keen oversight. End Summary.