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"Great Summary of the Hour"
1. 00:00 The Lima Stock Exchange (BVL) plunged today and registered the biggest drop ever, as the General Index fell 12.51 per cent, while the blue-chip Selective Index dropped 12.41 per cent closing at 215,700 points. The sharp drop was reported following the virtual victory of the leftist candidate, Ollanta Humala, in Sunday's presidential runoff. The BVL closed barely a few minutes after it opened as the General Index fell 8.71 per cent. It was re-opened a couple of hours later but had to close shortly after midday as it continued to plunge. Hernando Pastor, from Kalpa Securities SAB, stated that the stock exchange is experiencing moments of panic as the country waits for clear signs from the new administration as to whether it will continue with the same economic policy implemented by the Garcia administration. (1.5 min)
2. 01:22 Early this afternoon (6 June) Fuerza 2011 (Force 2011) candidate, Keiko Fujimori, publicly accepted Humala's victory. She then announced that the time had come to begin building bridges and to help the country to continue with its current economic growth. Later today Fujimori paid a visit to newly-elected President, Ollanta Humala, at his temporary headquarters located in San Isidro's Los Delfines Hotel. Fujimori congratulated Humala on his victory, she democratically recognized the population's will, and then wished Humala luck with the difficult task ahead. (und min)
3. 0149 Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez telephoned to congratulate Ollanta Humala on his …