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Fujimori Considers Running for President Again


Former Peruvian president Alberto Fujimori says he is considering running for the country's presidency in 2011.

Fujimori was released from a Chilean jail Thursday pending action on an extradition request from Peru. He is wanted in Peru on charges of sanctioning the murder of 25 people, human rights abuses, embezzlement and corruption.

The former leader who ruled for a decade before fleeing to Japan said from Chile Saturday that he still could influence Peruvian politics.

Fujimori said his political movement, "Fujimorismo", is alive and gaining strength.

His daughter, Keiko, was elected to Congress with one of the highest vote tallies nationwide.

And the Fujimori camp says it plans to endorse one of the two presidential candidates, former military officer Ollanta Humala or Social Democrat Alan Garcia, competing in a runoff election scheduled for June.

Some information for this report was provided by AFP, AP and Reuters.