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Peruvian leftist politician Javier Diez Canseco dies

Lima, May 5 (EFE).- Peruvian leftist politician Javier Diez Canseco, a lawmaker and founder of the Peruvian Socialist Party, or PSP, has died of cancer, from which he had been suffering for several months, Congresswoman Rosa Mavila said. He was 65. Diez Canseco, who entered Congress in 1978, died on Saturday night. The veteran politician founded the PSP in 2005, when he was planning to run for the country's presidency in the 2006 elections, although he did not even receive 1 percent of the vote in that balloting.
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