MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) — After 36.1 percent of ballots were counted, Kuczynski was in the front with 50.58 percent of votes, while Keiko Fujimori, daughter of ex-President Alberto Fujimori, secured 49.42 percent.
Son of Jewish refugees said to lead in Peru election exit polls https://t.co/LTWhVKje3G— The Times of Israel (@TimesofIsrael) 6 июня 2016 г.
The South American nation went to the polls on Sunday to elect a new president who will replace left-wing Ollanta Humala. A simple majority is required to win.
Announcing the preliminary results, the head of Peru's National Office of Electoral Processes (ONPE) said that, "Today's election is a historic landmark, it is the fourth consecutive general election in the democracy."
Earlier polls suggested that Kuczynski, an ex-prime minister and former financier at the World Bank, was tied with center-right Fujimori, whose father is serving a lengthy jail term on charges of corruption and human rights violations.