Right-wing populist is ahead in the presidential election

Right-wing populist is ahead in the presidential election

She is suspected of corruption and spent 16 months in custody: Nevertheless, the right-wing populist Keiko Fujimori seems to be able to prevail in the presidential election in Peru.

In the runoff election for the presidency in Peru, the right-wing populist candidate Keiko Fujimori is ahead, according to the first results. You get 52.9 percent of the vote, announced the election commission on Sunday evening with reference to partial results.

The left-wing applicant Pedro Castillo, who emerged from the first round of elections in April as the surprise winner, received 47.09 percent of the vote. A close race had already emerged in advance.

The 46-year-old Fujimori, daughter of the former President Alberto Fujimori, applied for the highest office in the state for the third time. In 2011 and 2016, she ended up just behind her competitors in the runoff election. Fujimori is suspected of corruption in the widespread affair surrounding the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht and spent a total of 16 months in custody.

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