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Peruvian presidential candidate calls on Giuliani to help

Peru's presidential front-runner Keiko Fujimori has hired Rudy Giuliani, the former New York City mayor, as an adviser in an effort to bolster her law-and-order credentials without relying on the image of her divisive father, the jailed former President, Alberto Fujimori.

Mr Giuliani, whose tough police tactics were credited for cutting crime in New York, will help Ms Fujimori's campaign to design public safety programmess.

"He has a great record of fighting delinquency, so I think his presence here is helpful to strengthen our proposals," the 35-year-old candidate said.