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PERUVIAN CHIEF PLANS ELECTIONS IN OCTOBER

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Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori, in a major step toward redemocratization, announced Monday night that elections for a Constituent Congress will be held on Oct. 18.

The assembly will write modifications to the constitution and also function as the legislative branch for a temporary, unspecified period of time, the president said.Fujimori said the elections are part of a government plan to return the Andean nation to democracy, and he said the balloting will be monitored by the Organization of American States.