Humala clear leader
In the first round of the Peruvian presidential election Ollanta Humala, the left wing candidate, is a clear leader with just over 55% of the votes counted.
Humala is standing on 27.743%, with his closest rivals Pedro Pablo Kuczynski on 22.919% and Keiko Fujimori on 22.079%.
The favourite during the early stages of the election, Alejandro Toledo, has managed to receive only 15.150%. Luis Castañeda the only other major challenger has 11.434%.
There were six other candidates standing all of whom have less the 1% of the vote.
The total number of registered voters is 19,949,915. The financial markets dropped as a result of the success of Ollanta Humala who, it is thought, will drive away inward investment and nationalise some industries.