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A divided Peru waits for next president as vote count nears completion

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By Marco Aquino and Stefanie Eschenbacher LIMA (Reuters) -Peruvians were still waiting for their next president to be confirmed on Monday, more than a week after a polarizing run-off vote, with socialist Pedro Castillo clinging to a narrow lead that would tilt the country firmly to the left. The election count, which has increased by only 0.01% since Saturday and stands at 99.945% tallied, showed the former teacher with 50.14%. Castillo is fewer than 50,000 votes ahead of right-wing rival Keiko Fujimori, who has made allegations of fraud, though with little proof. Castillo, 51, little-known be…

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