This Sunday, Oct. 3, Lima residents will choose their new mayor. The race is led decisively by two candidates, Susana Villarán for Fuerza Social and Lourdes Flores for Partido Popular Cristiano, PPC. It is likely that for only the second time, Lima will be governed by a woman.
Over the past month, the campaign has turned rough. Lourdes Flores, a lawyer and two-time presidential candidate, has been questioned about a former client who is being investigated for links to narcotrafficking and was recently wiretapped. Villarán, a leftist, has been labeled a radical by opponents.
In the following interviews, meet the two candidates.