Kuczynski tops Peru vote but can't cry victory yet

Ex-Wall Street banker Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has won the majority of votes with all ballots counted in Peru's photo-finish presidential election, officials sayEx-Wall Street banker Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has won the majority of votes with all ballots counted in Peru’s photo-finish presidential election, officials said Thursday, but the final result will depend on a handful of challenged ballots. With all votes finally counted four days after the run-off election, Kuczynski had 50.12 percent to 49.88 percent for his rival, Keiko Fujimori, electoral authorities said. Pollsters and statisticians say it would be all but impossible for Fujimori, the daughter of jailed ex-president Alberto Fujimori (1990-2000), to pull off a victory.

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