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Peru’s socialist president-in-waiting seeks to calm fears amid vote tension

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By Marco Aquino and Stefanie Eschenbacher LIMA (Reuters) – Peruvian socialist Pedro Castillo, a former teacher and political outsider on the verge of being named president, has looked to temper fears in the divided Andean nation after a slow vote count showed him winning the June 6 ballot. Castillo on Tuesday claimed victory in the election, though his right-wing rival Keiko Fujimori has made allegations of fraud with little evidence and sought to get votes annulled. The electoral body has yet to confirm the result. “The Peruvian people have raised their heads to say democratically we are goin…

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