Peru presidential vote result days away, as candidate faces detention

According to the ONPE electoral body, Peruvian presidential candidate Pedro Castillo is having 50.18% of the vote. – EPA pic, June 11, 2021.

FINAL results from Peru’s presidential election – in which leftist Pedro Castillo considers himself the winner – are still days away, officials said yesterday, as a prosecutor sought preventive custody for corruption-accused candidate Keiko Fujimori.

Right-wing populist Fujimori, daughter of a scandal-tainted former Peruvian president, is disputing thousands of votes cast four days earlier as she trails in the nail-biting final count.

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