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,” he said.
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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.