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The Center Front (Frente de Centro) is a Peruvianmarker political coalition formed by the parties Acción Popular (AP), Somos Perú (SP) and Coordinadora Nacional de Independientes (CNI) for the 2006 national election. Its leader and presidential candidate was the late Peruvian ex-president Valentín Paniagua Corazao but since his sudden death on October 16th 2006 the coalition has been led by his successor as leader in the Acción Popular party, Víctor Andrés García Belaúnde. The alliance was unsuccessful in the presidential race.At the legislative elections held on 9 April 2006, the party won 7.1% of the popular vote and 5 out of 120 seats in the Congress of the Republic.

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The alliance was created to join forces for the 2006 election. As a result of the internal election, the following presidential ticket was chosen:

Paniagua had become president of Congress in October 2001 before becoming the interim President of Peru from November 2000 to July 2001, following the resignation of Alberto Fujimori and his vice-presidents. Andrade is a former mayor of Limamarker from 1996 to 2002. Aguirre is an entrepreneur and a former member of Unidad Nacional. Both Andrade and Aguirre also ran for Congress, under candidate numbers 1 and 3 in the Front's list for Lima.

The coalition's logo, shows Peru's national colors in the background, in the style of Acción Popular's own logo, but replacing AP's shovel with a "V" similar to a check, as well as serving as the initial to Paniagua's first name and to the word for "victory" (victoria).


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