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Pedro Pablo Kuczynski wins Peru’s presidential election

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  11 Jun 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Lima, June 10: Peruvian economist Pedro Pablo Kuczynski will be the next president of Peru, the tiol Office of Electoral Processes (ONPE) has said. After a long four-day count, Kuczynski from the Peruvians for Change (PPK) on Thursday, edged out his rival Keiko Fujimori, from Popular Force, with a wafer-thin margin, winning by 50.117 per cent to 49. 883 per cent, Xinhua news agency reported. The difference in the total votes was of 41,438 with 8,580,474 votes for Kuczynski and 8,539,036 for Fujimori. Kuczynski took to Twitter to thank his supporters, saying: “Thank you, Peru! It is time to work together for the future of our country.” (IANS)

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