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Peru presidential election front-runner vows to spread mining wealth, cut natural gas prices

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - (Reuters) Peru’s populist presidential front-runner Yonhy Lescano plans to renegotiate a fairer distribution of mining wealth if elected to lead the world’s No. 2 copper producer, and will also allow imports of cheaper natural gas, he told Reuters less than a month before an April ballot.

Lescano, 62, a former lawmaker and leader of the Popular Action party, has emerged as the favorite in polls heading toward the April 11 first round vote. He will very likely face a second round run-off in June.

In an interview at his home in Surco . . .

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