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 CastaƱeda 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.

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