LIMA, Peru (AP) -- Peruvian President Alan Garcia, who won elections in 1985 and 2006, says he'd like to try again -- in 2016.
The 59-year-old leader says in an interview that "of course" he'd enjoy a third term.
Peru's constitution bans immediate re-election, but presidents can run again after sitting out a term.
Garcia's first term, from 1985 to 1990, is remembered largely as a disaster for the four-digit inflation his populist programs sparked. He won last year amid fear that his rival, Ollanta Humala, would take Peru toward Venezuela-style socialism.
Garcia is now seen as fiscally responsible, and Peru is predicting 9 percent growth this year.
His interview with the newspaper El Comercio was published Thursday.
(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please provide detailed information.