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Peruvian Congressional Panel: President Guilty of Election Fraud


A Peruvian Congressional panel has issued a report saying President Alejandro Toledo took part in a scheme to forge signatures to register his party for the 2000 election.

The report by a five-member commission also implicates Mr. Toledo's sister in the plot prior to the 2000 election.

But the report did not specify a punishment for the offense and was signed by only three of the panel's five members. Commission President Edgar Villanueva says it is up to the full Congress to decide what punishment - if any - is warranted.

The two commission members who did not sign the report are supporters of President Toledo. They say its findings are of no legal value and that it will not be approved by the full Congress.

Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.

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