Photo: Rudolph W. Giuliani and Keiko Fujimori
Former New York City, Rudolph Giuliani has been hired as a security policy adviser for Keiko Fujimori, Peruvian President candidate.
Mrs. Fujimori told reporters in the northern city of Trujillo that she invited Giuliani to advise her on citizen security. “He has a great record of fighting delinquency, so I think his presence here is helpful to strengthen our proposals,” Fujimori said.
In recent weeks, analysts have said Mrs. Fujimori should distance herself from the shadow of her father, former President Alberto Fujimori (who is serving a 25-year sentence for authorizing death squad killings and corruption) if she hoped to win the vote of the moderate constituency in the upcoming June 5 election.
Keiko Fujimori indicated Giuliani will mainly help with programs combating urban crime.
News of Mayor Giuliani as an advisor to the Peruvian president came soon after U.S. Rep. Peter King said the former mayor is “very close to saying he’s going to run” in 2012
“If he were to make the decision today, he would run,” said King, a friend of Giuliani and supporter of his campaign in 2008.
Earlier this month Giuliani told a group from the Republican National Lawyers Association that he can “probably be talked into” a run for the presidency. But a few days later he admitted to CNN’s Piers Morgan that “I haven’t really decided or focused on it yet.”