Freeing Fujimori may smooth the way for next Peru president

June 11, 2016 4:06 AM

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Freeing Fujimori may smooth the way for next Peru president

LIMA, Peru — The man who stands most to benefit from Pedro Pablo Kuczynski’s presidential victory in Peru may be his defeated rival’s father: imprisoned ex-President Alberto Fujimori.

Kuczynski began the task of forming a government Friday after his rival Keiko Fujimori conceded defeat in Peru’s closest presidential contest in five decades. His margin of victory was less than 43,000 votes — or 0.2 percentage points.

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