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Fujimori or Humala? U.S. Peruvians Head to Polls to Elect New President
Peruvians in New Jersey battled gridlock traffic and hours-long lines on Sunday morning to vote in the South American nation’s hotly contested presidential election.
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June 5: Juan Barrera, 30, a social worker who lives in Roselle, said, "every civilized Peruvian should vote for Keiko Fujimori."

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(Karen Keller)

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June 5: Lourdes Chávez, 50, a high school teacher who lives in Bloomfield, said she voted for Humala.

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June 5: Richard Esquiche, 36, a former local councilman, said he voted for Humala and worries about fraud in the current election.

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June 5: People enter the campus on foot, after having to park in overflow parking at a nearby mosque.

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June 5: A random election volunteer in New Jersey.

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June 5: Voters coming from Paterson exit free shuttles paid for by the Peruvian government.

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(Karen Keller)

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June 5: Consul general Jose Benzaquen Perea helps oversee the election.

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June 5: This year's presidential election is one of the most contested in modern Peruvian history.

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June 5: Voter identification pages sit on tables in the voting room.

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(Karen Keller)

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June 5: Goya offered free samples of its products to voters in the Peruvian presidential runoff today in Wayne, N.J.

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June 5: Peruvian-American voters savored samples of a Peruvian staple, giant corn kernels known as "cancha de maiz."

Photo: Karen Keller

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June 5: Voters started appearing at 7 a.m. and earlier, in time for voting, which started this morning at 8 a.m. Voting ends at 4 p.m.

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June 5: Voters figured out where to line up by checking the backside of their national identity card, which features six digits.

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June 5: The runoff election was held at the Passaic County Technical Institute in Wayne, N.J.

Photo: Karen Keller

Fujimori or Humala? U.S. Peruvians Head to Polls to Elect New President

Peruvians in New Jersey battled gridlock traffic and hours-long lines on Sunday morning to vote in the South American nation’s hotly contested presidential election.

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