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Toledo's Peru: Vision and Reality

Ronald Bruce St John

Abstract

Alejandro Toledo was elected president of Peru in 2001, ending the corrupt rule of Alberto Fujimori. Limited to a single term, Toledo capitalized on his indigenous roots and his identification with the lower and middle classes. Enjoying widespread support when he took office, by mid-term Toledo suffered approval ratings even lower than Fujimori's. By the time the 2006 elections took place, Toledo's popularity was among the highest of any outgoing president in the history of Peru. This book explores the policies of the Toledo administration to discover why his presidency was such a roller coast ... More

Keywords: Alejandro Toledo, president, Peru, Alberto Fujimori, indigenous roots, approval ratings, policies, interviews, primary documents, authoritarian government, democracy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2010 Print ISBN-13: 9780813035215
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813035215.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ronald Bruce St John, author