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Marxist or right-wing populist? Peruvians pick their next president

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Peru’s presidential election has kicked a contest that boils down to which political extreme can flex the most muscle: Marxist village schoolteacher Pedro Castillo or right-wing populist Keiko Fujimori. Both were essentially tied in the last poll before Sunday’s run-off. Castillo wants to build a socialist state, tighten control of the media and abolish the constitutional court if she wins the election. Fujimori, who plans to pardon her father, former authoritarian president Alberto Fujimori, if she wins the election, stands for a neoliberal economic policy and a hard-line security strategy. I…

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