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Peru elections: the last hour, live | The Andean country chooses its next president between two opposite poles

2021-06-08T02:04:36.334Z

The leftist Pedro Castillo and the conservative Keiko Fujimori arrive at the polls practically tied, according to the latest polls



A woman arrives at the electoral college to cast her vote in the department of Puno, in the Peruvian highlands, this Sunday.Uriel Montufar / EFE

More than 25 million Peruvians elect their next president this Sunday between two opposite poles.

The leftist Pedro Castillo and the conservative Keiko Fujimori arrive at the polls practically tied, according to the latest polls.

The rural teacher won the first round held on April 11 with 19% of the votes, followed by the daughter of the autocrat Alberto Fujimori, who received 13% of the votes.

The conservative candidate has managed to cut Castillo's lead throughout the election campaign so the presidency could be in a handful of votes.

The candidate who wins the elections will have to face the challenge of governing a country highly polarized by the political situation and mired in a deep institutional, economic and health crisis exacerbated by the pandemic.

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