Vote loser: letter

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The Independent Online
Michael Dibdin claims Mario Vargas Llosa "perhaps, was too decent to become President of [his] country" ("Shining path of decency", Review, 30 June, 1996). Vargas Llosa failed to become president of Peru because the electorate rejected his indecent Thatcherism, which would further have enriched the oligarchy and impoverished everyone else. Fujimori was elected because he opposed these policies, but in power he adopted them. The results have been as one might expect.

Raymond Deane

Ballsbridge, Dublin