Castillo reduces advantage over Fujimori in Peruvian elections with 99.7% scrutiny

Peru’s Liber candidate, Pedro Castillo, promises to overturn the Peruvian neoliberal model. Photo: PP

Leftist candidate Pedro Castillo of the Peru Libre party retains an advantage of 71,764 votes over his rival Keiko Fujimori, From the right gathered in Forza Popular, in the Peruvian presidential election, where 99.795% of the vote was counted.

According to data from the National Office for Electoral Operations, Castillo received 8,735,448 votes, while Fujimori received 8,663,684, which means A decrease in the advantage the leftist candidate has maintained in the last hours.

Castillo has, so far, achieved 50.2% of the vote, while Fujimori has received 49.7%, in a minute recount in which only a few thousand votes are left.

In the next few hours, this margin may shrink as votes from abroad continue to be counted, especially from countries such as the United States or Spain, where there is an important Peruvian community.

It will also be necessary to review some minutes with technical irregularities, errors in completion, or with contested votes.

Citizen participation was estimated at 74.7% of voters.

(With information from EFE)

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