Peruvian leftist Castillo closes in on Fujimori in knife-edge election

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By Marco Aquino and Marcelo Rochabrun LIMA/CHOTA, Peru (Reuters) -Peru’s presidential election outcome was on a knife-edge on Monday, with conservative Keiko Fujimori clinging to a slender lead but socialist rival Castillo Pedro looking set to overhaul her in what could prove a photo finish in the polarized race. The official count https://www.resultadossep.eleccionesgenerales2021.pe/SEP2021/ResumenGeneral/10/T showed Fujimori with around 50.1% and Castillo on 49.9%, with nearly 93% of the vote counted. The leftist candidate was taking as much as 70% of newly counted votes in some updates and …

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