Keiko Fujimori

Peruvian politician (born 1975)

Keiko Sofía Fujimori Higuchi (Spanish: [ˈkejko soˈfi.a fuxiˈmoɾi iˈɣutʃi]; Japanese: [keːko ɸɯʑimoɾi]; born 25 May 1975)[1] (also known by the pseudoyms Señora K[2] (Mrs. K), Ruth[3] and "La chica") is a Peruvian politician.[4][5][6] She is the daughter of former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori.[7]

Keiko Fujimori
President of Popular Force
Assumed office
22 July 2009
Preceded byPosition established
Member of Congress
In office
26 July 2006 – 26 July 2011
ConstituencyLima
First Lady of Peru
In role
23 August 1994 – 22 November 2000
PresidentAlberto Fujimori
Preceded bySusana Higuchi
Succeeded byNilda Jara de Paniagua
Personal details
Born
Keiko Sofía Fujimori Higuchi

(1975-05-25) 25 May 1975 (age 49)
Lima, Peru
Political partyPopular Force (2010–present)
Other political
affiliations
Alliance for the Future (2006–2010)
Spouse(s)Mark Villanella
Children2
ParentsAlberto Fujimori
Susana Higuchi
RelativesKenji Fujimori (brother)
Alma materStony Brook University
Boston University
Columbia University

After the divorce of her parents, she was First Lady from 1994 to 2000, becoming the youngest First Lady in the history of the Americas.

In 2006, she was elected to the Congress of Peru. Fujimori leads the right-wing party Fuerza Popular and was their presidential candidate in the 2011 election runoff, the 2016 election runoff[8] and the 2021, losing each times. In 2021 she lost to educator Pedro Castillo by 60,000 votes.

Fujimori was said to be involved in the Odebrecht scandal[9] and was arrested in Peru on 10 October 2018.

References change

  1. The Fall of Fujimori: The Story, retrieved 2008-02-12.
  2. "La 'Señora K' es Keiko Fujimori - IDL Reporteros". idl-reporteros.pe. 7 December 2019.
  3. LR, Redacción (September 21, 2019). ""Titanio", el grupo duro del fujimorismo que actúa en secreto". larepublica.pe.
  4. Cabral, Ernesto (October 10, 2018). "Fiscalía identifica a Keiko Fujimori como jefa de organización criminal en Fuerza Popular". Ojo Público.
  5. "Fiscalía formaliza investigación contra Fuerza Popular por organización criminal". América Noticias.
  6. Aguirre, Amet (8 August 2019). "Fiscal acusa a Fuerza Popular por crimen organizado". Perú.21 (in Spanish).
  7. "Factbox: Candidates and platforms in Peru race — Reuters". 2011-04-06. Archived from the original on 2011-05-11. Retrieved 2011-04-28.
  8. "Peru election: Keiko Fujimori concedes defeat After narrow victory,". Al Jazeera.
  9. "MEGAPOST: Cronología de las notas de Marcelo Odebrecht sobre Keiko Fujimori". Útero.Pe.