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Link: U.S. Says Fujimori's Win in Peru Is Invalid

By Jim Wolf

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States Monday rejected as illegitimate the election victory of Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori and called the actions of his ``regime'' a threat to regional democracy.

``In view of the refusal of the government of Peru to accommodate international observers' complaints regarding lack of time to validate the newly installed vote-counting system, we do not see the election as being valid,'' a State Department spokeswoman said.

``No president emerging from such a flawed process can claim legitimacy,'' added the spokeswoman who asked not to be named. ''The manner in which the Fujimori regime handled this problem is a serious threat to the inter-American system and its commitment to Democracy.''

Fujimori swept to victory Sunday against Alejandro Toledo who had urged his supporters to abstain or spoil their ballots in protest because of what he called Fujimori's plans to rig the vote.

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