Wikileaks. Cable 60170

id: 60170
date: 4/11/2006 19:34
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origin: Embassy Lima
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C O N F I D E N T I A L LIMA 001406
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E.O. 12958: DECL: 04/11/2016
TAGS: PGOV, PINR, PE
SUBJECT: FUJIMORISTAS DELIGHTED WITH ELECTION RESULTS AND
LOOKING TO DEAL WITH APRA, BUT KEEPING THE DOOR OPEN TO
HUMALA
REF: 05 LIMA 5396
Classified By: Political Counselor Alexander Margulies. Reason: 1.4(d)
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1. (C) Jaime Yoshiyama, former Minister and President of
Congress under Alberto Fujimori and top advisor to Santiago
Fujimori, Alberto’s brother and the Fujimorista Alliance for
the Future (AF) party’s candidate for First Vice President
and Congress, was jubilant over the election results during a
4/11 breakfast with Polcouns. Yoshiyama said that the AF
expected to win at least 15 seats in the new legislature,
which would give it bargaining power with the two candidates
in the second-round run-off to exchange AF’s support in
return for “guarantees” that Fujimori and former officials of
his regime would receive “just treatment.”
2. (C) According to Yoshiyama:
– Alberto Fujimori has communicated from his detention in
Chile that he is “very pleased” with the election results.
– In addition to AF’s strong showing in the congressional
races, the Fujimoristas were delighted to see that their
principle political enemies, Fernando Olivera’s Independent
Moralizing Front (FIM) party and Valentin Paniagua’s Centrist
Front, did so poorly (the FIM does not look like it will
qualify for congressional representation, while Paniagua is
on track to receive less than six percent of the vote and the
Centrist Front legislative slate no more than a handful
seats).
– AF will also have a highly competent legislative bloc,
headed Keiko Fujimori (Alberto’s daughter and former First
Lady), with the brains supplied by Santiago Fujimori, former
Congress President Martha Hildebrandt, and Alberto Fujimori’s
lawyer, Rolando Sousa.
– Santiago Fujimori will request permission to depart the
country (he is being tried on corruption charges) to visit
his brother and seek specific guidance on how AF should
conduct its negotiations with the two candidates in the
second-round presidential run-off vote, whom the Fujimoristas
expect will be Union por el Peru’s Ollanta Humala and APRA’s
Alan Garcia.
– The Fujimoristas currently plan to negotiate principally
with APRA, whose leaders they view as capable and
responsible, as well as people with whom they feel they can
“do business.”
– The Fujimoristas will also keep the door open to Humala,
both as an incentive for APRA to negotiate in good faith, and
as an insurance policy. While the Fujimoristas question the
UPP candidate’s economic policies and ability to govern, they
do not/not demonize him.
3. (C) COMMENT: The election results to date are
everything the Fujimoristas hoped for (Reftel): a
significant congressional bloc (at least the fourth largest
in the next legislature), the most voted for congressional
candidate (Keiko Fujimori), affirmation of large popular
support for Alberto Fujimori, and the defeat of their most
inveterate political opponents. While Yoshiyama stated that
the Fujimoristas would prefer to swing a deal with Alan
Garcia for the second round, he was also clear that they are
prepared to talk turkey with Humala should the negotiations
with APRA prove unproductive. END COMMENT.
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