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Kuczynski is president-elect of Peru, calls for unity

Kuczynski is president-elect of Peru, calls for unity

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Pedro Pablo Kuczynski appears to have won a narrow majority in Peru’s presidential election.

With all the ballot papers now counted, the centrist economist seems to have beaten opponent Keiko Fujimori by over 41,000 votes.

In a much speculated speech delivered to his supporters after declaration of the preliminary results, Pedro Pablo Kuczynsk called for unity of Peruvian citizens.

This virtual verdict, we take with a lot of modesty. Because Peru has large challenges ahead. And we want a united country that is conciliated, and ready for dialogue.

“This virtual verdict, we take with a lot of modesty. Because Peru has large challenges ahead. And we want a united country that is conciliated, and ready for dialogue,” he said.

Some 173 votes are being contested and recounted, meaning the outcome is expected to remain the same.

But, for now, right-wing populist Fujimori refuses to concede.

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