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Peru’s Presidential Runoff Too Close to Call

HeadlineJun 07, 2021

In Peru, the presidential runoff between leftist candidate Pedro Castillo and right-wing politician Keiko Fujimori is still too close to call. Early counts were showing a slight lead for Fujimori, the daughter of former dictator Alberto Fujimori, who had strong support in urban areas. Meanwhile, Castillo, a former teachers’ union leader, was a favorite among Peru’s rural communities.

Voters cast their ballots Sunday as coronavirus infections continued to spread. Peru’s recently revised death toll indicates it has the highest COVID-19 mortality rate in the world.

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