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Peru's unfinished business

Peru has the makings of a regional gas powerhouse if the next government keeps things on track

THE COUNTRY'S energy sector breathed a sigh of relief in April’s first round of the presidential vote, when two centre-right candidates beat out left-wing nominee Verónika Mendoza, who had promised a return to resource nationalism. Up next is July’s run-off election to succeed president Ollanta Humala. Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of the imprisoned former strongman Alberto Fujimori, will face former finance minister Pedro Pablo Kuczynski. Peru’s robust economy has been a standout among Latin America’s resource exporters as the commodity price crash laid waste to economies across the region. But whichever candidate wins will face a difficult job keeping the gas-rich country’s energy industry

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