Protesters rally in Peru after tight vote count

Castillo edged ahead of right-wing rival Keiko Fujimori in Peru's presidential election vote count on Monday (June 7), taking a razor-thin but growing lead in the official tally on the back of a late surge of rural votes.

The official count https://www.resultadossep.eleccionesgenerales2021.pe/SEP2021/ResumenGeneral/10/T from Sunday's election showed outsider candidate Castillo with 50.2% and Fujimori on 49.8%, with over 95% of the vote counted.

The leftist candidate had trailed overnight, but started to take the lion's share of ballots as the count progressed.

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