Keiko Fujimori likely to win 1st round of Peru election

April 11, 2016 1:36 AM

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LIMA, Peru — The daughter of jailed former President Alberto Fujimori won the first round of Peru’s presidential election Sunday, though she didn’t get enough votes to avoid a June runoff and the race to be her opponent was tight, according to two quick counts of ballots by local pollsters.

Center-right candidate Keiko Fujimori was likely to end up with about 39 percent of the votes, said a quick count carried out by local pollster Ipsos representing 85 percent of polling stations nationwide. Former World Bank economist Pedro Kuczynski was expected to get 22 percent, compared to 18 per...

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