Keiko Fujimori Biography
Keiko Fujimori Bio
|Keiko Sofía Fujimori Higuchi was born 25th May 1975. She is a Peruvian politician. Her parents are former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori and Susana Higuchi and served as First Lady from 1994 to 2000, becoming the youngest First Lady in the history of the Americas. Keiko Fujimori became a member of the Peruvian legislature in 2006. Fujimori leads the right-wing party Fuerza Popular and was their presidential candidate in the 2011 election runoff and the 2016 election runoff, losing both times, the 2016 election being a very close call, with the final count difference of less than 0.25%.|
|Keiko Fujimori Personal details|
|Keiko Fujimori Age||She was born on 25th May 1975Lima, Peru|
|Keiko Fujimori Political party||Popular Force (2010–present)|
|Keiko Fujimori Other political
|Alliance for the Future (2006–2010)|
|Keiko Fujimori Husband||Mark Villanella|
|Keiko Fujimori Children||
|Keiko Fujimori Parents||
|Keiko Fujimori Relatives||Kenji Fujimori (brother)|
|Keiko Fujimori Eduction||
|Keiko Fujimori Net Worth||$ 10.2 Million USD (est. as of 2018)|
|President of Popular Force|
9 March 2010
|Preceded by||Position established|
|Member of Congress|
26 July 2006 – 26 July 2011
|First Lady of Peru|
23 August 1994 – 22 November 2000
|Preceded by||Susana Higuchi|
|Succeeded by||Nilda Jara de Paniagua|
Keiko Fujimori Early Life and Eduction
Keiko Fujimori graduated from the Peruvian Catholic School Colegio Sagrados Corazones Recoleta (es) (Recoleta Academy of the Sacred Hearts) in 1992; her siblings Kenji, Hiro and Sachi likewise studied at Recoleta. In 1993, she ventured out to the United States to seek after a four-year college education in Business Administration. She started her investigations at Stony Brook University and graduated in 1997 from Boston University. She got her M.B.A. from Columbia Business School in 2006.
Her folks separated in 1994. Her mom, Susana Higuchi, said that she was subjected to repeated endeavors to silence her accusations of corruption involving her husband, President Fujimori, and his nearby relatives with gifts from Japan. In 2001, Higuchi told investigators probing the corruption of the Fujimori years that she had been tortured “five hundred times” by the intelligence administrations of the Peruvian Army. She told the press that President Fujimori had ordered for her to be killed, to which the president’s right hand, Vladimiro Montesinos had refused on the ground of being a devout Catholic. Her father denied that Higuchi had been tortured. He said the scars on her back and neck were not from torture but from a traditional Japanese herbal treatment called moxibustion. In August 1994, after the divorce of her parents, Keiko was appointed First Lady of Peru. At 19 years of age and still a student, from April 1994 to November 2000, she assumed the administration of Fundación por los Niños del Perú (es) (Foundation for the Children of Peru), and created Fundación Peruana Cardioinfantil (Peruvian Foundation for Infant Cardiology), which she presided over from 1996 to 2006, and dedicated her activities to help low-income families nationwide.[clarification needed] She summoned the Peruvian business community to contribute to her social projects.
Keiko Fujimori 2011 presidential elections
In 2009, Keiko Fujimori began collecting of signatures to create her political party, Fuerza 2011. The National Jury of Elections formally recognized the political party after more than one million signatures were collected, a number that surpassed the requirement by 854,000 signatures in March 2010. Opinion polls granted her high possibilities to win the presidential elections in 2011; she was leading in presidential election polls as of July 2010.
Fujimori hired former New York City mayor Rudy Giuliani as an advisor.
As of July 2010, Fujimori was noncommittal about whether she would pardon her father.
In the first round of the 2011 presidential elections, Fujimori garnered 23.551% of the votes, second only to Ollanta Humala, who received 31.699% of the votes. Pedro Pablo Kuczynski was third with 18.512%. In the June 5 runoff, she lost to Humala, 51.34% to 48.66%.
Keiko Fujimori 2016 presidential elections
In the 2016 Presidential Polls, they indicated that she emerged first in the first round of voting on 10 April 2016, garnering approximately 40% of the vote over opponents Pedro Pablo Kuczynski and Verónika Mendoza who each received about 20%. In a very contested election, according to exit polls, Fujimori trailed Pedro Pablo Kuczynski as ballots were counted late into the evening on 5th June 2016. Kuczynski won by a narrow margin of less than half a percentage point and was sworn in as President on 28th July 2018.
Keiko Fujimori Public image
Fujimori’s Popular Force party, which holds a majority within the Congress of the Republic of Peru, “routinely acts in ill faith” and has little public support in Peru. In early-2018, Fujimori saw approval rating of about 30%. By July 2018, public approval dropped to 14% and declined further to 10.7% in August 2018.
Keiko Fujimori Controversies
The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) disclosed, through the Panama Papers, that Keiko Fujimori had two supporters and their families who were involved with the Mossack Fonseca firm. Jorge Yoshiyama, who was named in the scandal, denied his involvement.
As of May 2016, reports asserted that the MBA title and master thesis records of Keiko Fujimori were nonexistent in official data of SUNEDU,as per the chief supervising unit for academic degrees in Peru, and Columbia University.
Keiko Fujimori Detained
Keiko Fujimori was detained as part of an investigation into alleged money laundering in her 2011 presidential campaign on Wednesday, 10th October 2018.
Prosecutors are investigating the origin of several large undeclared financial donations to Fujimori’s campaign and links to the Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht, which has been at the center of Latin America’s biggest corruption scandal.
Fujimori’s detention comes just a week after a supreme court judge ordered her father, former president Alberto Fujimori, back to jail to complete a 25-year sentence for authorizing death squads, overseeing rampant corruption and vote-rigging. Fujimori, 80, had been granted a medical pardon last year by former president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski.
Keiko Fujimori Husband
Keiko Fujimori is married to American husband, Mark Vito Villanella. They have two daughters Kyara Sofía and Kaori Marcela, and reside at their home in Lima, Peru.