Peru: Presidential election too close to call, but Fujimori leads in preliminary tally

Source: CNN

“The first official results from Peru’s presidential elections gave a small lead to right-wing candidate Keiko Fujimori, but the election was too close to call as of early Monday. Peruvian electoral authority ONPE said so far it had counted 42% of the vote. Of those, Fujimori was the preferred candidate for 52.9% of voters, while left-wing candidate Pedro Castillo was the preferred option for 47.1%. … The results are in line with previous pre-vote polls that showed a stronger share of vote intentions among urban voters for Fujimori, daughter of former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori. Meanwhile Castillo, a high school teacher who has never held public office, maintained a stronger appeal among rural voters.” (07/07/21)