Keiko Fujimori and Pedro Pablo Kuczynski face off in Presidential second round


It seems pretty certain now that the presidential election second round runoff on 5th June will be between Keiko Fujimori and Pedro Pablo Kuczynski. Turnout at Sunday’s general election was 84.08% and the three leading candidates with 87.69% of the votes counted according to the Oficina Nacional de Procesos Electorales are as follows:

Keiko Fujimori of the right wing Popular Force Party is on 39.55% of the vote. That is some 17% ahead of second place candidate Pedro Pablo Kuczynski of the centre-right Peruvians for Change who is on 22.11%. In third place and locked out of the second round runoff is Verónika Mendoza of the left-wing Broad Left Front coalition who is on 18.27% of the vote.

The election count for the 130 Congress of the Republic seats looks set to reflect the presidential vote.

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