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Fujimori concedes defeat in Peruvian election

Keiko Fujimori, Peruvian presidential candidate for the center-wing of “Fuerza Popular” (Popular Strength) gestures standing in front of her 73 elected congressmen and congresswomen, during a declaration to the press in Lima on June 10, 21016Keiko Fujimori conceded defeat Friday in Peru’s photo-finish presidential election to former Wall Street banker Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, who now faces the task of uniting a deeply divided country. Fujimori, the daughter of disgraced and jailed former president Alberto Fujimori, had refused to give up for five days after the neck-and-neck run-off vote, holding out hope the count would swing back in her favor. “In a democratic spirit, we accept these results,” she said, flanked by members of her Popular Force party, who will have a majority in Congress from late July.

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