Final thought: If you’re asking why you should care about a city Mayorial election in a South American country, it’s a fair question of course. So the answer is
1) It’s excellent news that two women are fighting out the top position and most likely the job itself. Good for South American politics, good for all of us to have women in power seats.
2) This election, especially the Lima vote, will set the scene for next year’s big shebang Presidentials in Peru. Flores is rightwing, Villaran is centreleft (though her opponents are trying to paint her as more radical. Big clues to how 2011 will go, coming soon.
3) If 1) and 2) aren’t enough for you then that’s still fine by me, but perhaps you should ask yourself just why you’re reading a blog about LatAm written by some dumbass South of the equator in the first place.
Have. Nice. Day.
UPDATE: Another reliable polling company publishes this morning and puts Lourdes on 33% and Susana on 27%. Spanish language link here.