MOSCOW (Sputnik) — The South American nation went to the polls on Sunday to elect a new president who will replace left-wing Ollanta Humala.
The 77-year-old financier is running neck-and-neck with the 41-year-old Fujimori, the daughter of ex-President Alberto Fujimori who is in jail on charges of corruption and human rights crimes.
However, numbers unveiled by the CPI put Fujimori in the lead with 51.1 percent of votes, while Kuczynski polled 48.8 percent. All current results indicate a technical tie.
Peru's National Office of Electoral Processes (ONPE) underscored that all exit polls results were preliminary. It said the final result would be published later.
The run-off was called after the April 10’s vote failed to yield a definitive victor. Fujimori finished well ahead of her rival with almost 40 percent of votes, while Kuczynski shored up the support of slightly over 21 percent of the nation's 23 million eligible voters.