Peru presidential run-off still too close to call

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Peru’s presidential run-off election was still too close to call with less than 4 per cent of the votes to be counted on Monday as Marxist village schoolteacher Pedro Castillo edged ahead by the slimmest of margins. Castillo had received 50.28 per cent of the votes with over 96 per cent of votes counted, the electoral office said on Monday just after 9 pm (0200 GMT), while right-wing populist Keiko Fujimori received 49.72 per cent of votes. Just over 95,000 votes separated the two candidates. Fujimori alleged “irregularities” on Monday evening. “We have noticed that there has been a strategy o…

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