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The front-runner in Peru's presidential race danced through the streets of this Andean town that her father, former hard line president Alberto Fujimori, wrested from Shining Path rebels in a bloody

conflict two decades ago.

Sporting a black felt hat ringed with yellow flowers, Keiko Fujimori won applause on a recent campaign stop at her mention of the "efficiency" with which her father - now disgraced and imprisoned - built schools and defeated the insurgency.

"Her father remains in people's hearts in the countryside because no other president gave them weapons, animals, seeds, food and clothing," said Alejandro Cente, a teacher from the nearby village of Uchuraccay.

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