Peruvians vote to elect president, divided by class, geography

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By Marco Aquino and Marcelo Rochabrun LIMA/TACABAMBA, Peru (Reuters) -Peruvians began voting to pick a president on Sunday in an election that has bitterly divided them by class and geography, with urban and higher-income citizens preferring right-wing Keiko Fujimori while the rural poor support leftist political novice Pedro Castillo. Polls in the runoff election began to open at 7 a.m. (1200 GMT), with long queues building up early at some centres in the capital Lima of people bundled up against the cold of the southern hemisphere late autumn. Citizens have been invited to vote according to …

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