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Monday, June 20th 2016 - 05:22 UTC

Peruvian First Lady charged with money laundering for electoral campaigns

Nadine Heredia is not to leave the country in order to answer charges of suspected money laundering in the electoral campaigns of 2006 and 2011.

Judge Richard Concepcion ordered Peru's first lady and the president of the ruling Nationalist Party, Nadine Heredia, not to leave the country in order to answer charges of suspected money laundering in the electoral campaigns of 2006 and 2011.

Saturday, June 11th 2016 - 06:13 UTC

Keiko Fujimori concedes defeat and pledges “a responsible opposition”

“Democratically, we accept these results,” Fujimori said, next to the 73 lawmakers of her party that comprise the biggest parliamentary majority in two decades.

Keiko Fujimori conceded defeat in Peru's presidential election on Friday, bringing an end to the closest presidential runoff vote in the country's history after losing to Pedro Pablo Kuczynski by less than 50,000 ballots.

Friday, June 10th 2016 - 07:11 UTC

Kuczynski becomes Peru's next president, with minimum support in Congress

Four days after voting, electoral officials said that all ballots had been processed and Kuczynski had won 50.1% compared to 49.9% for Keiko Fujimori.

Former World Bank economist Pedro Pablo Kuczynski won the majority of votes in Peru’s closest presidential contest in five decades, election officials announced Thursday, even as his rival Keiko Fujimori had yet to concede defeat.

Thursday, June 9th 2016 - 09:41 UTC

Peruvian election too close to call, and 1% of votes have been challenged

The Oxford-trained economist known as “PKK” maintained his razor-thin edge over Keiko, daughter of jailed ex-president Alberto Fujimori: 50.12% to 49.88%.

Peruvians waited Wednesday to learn who their next president will be, as ex-Wall Street banker Pedro Pablo Kuczynski's camp called his lead insurmountable and controversial rival Keiko Fujimori insisted she still had a shot. Three days after Sunday's runoff election, the race to lead one of Latin America's fastest-growing economies was still too close to officially call, even though 99.5% of the ballots had been counted.

Monday, June 6th 2016 - 07:54 UTC

Kuczynski has a slight lead over Keiko in the Peruvian presidential runoff

Earlier, polling firm Ipsos said its quick count of a sample of votes gave Kuczynski, known in Peru as PPK, about 50.5% and Fujimori 49.5%, a technical tie

Economist Pedro Pablo Kuczynski had a slight lead over Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of an imprisoned former president, as early results came in from Peru's presidential election on Sunday. The 77-year-old Kuczynski had 50.59% support while Fujimori had 49.41% with about 52% of votes counted.

Friday, June 3rd 2016 - 09:30 UTC

Peru's next president: no economic surprises with a strong dash of populism

Keiko Fujimori has an insignificant lead (statistical tie) over her rival, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, ahead of the Sunday run-off vote

Less than a decade after Peru imprisoned former President Alberto Fujimori, voters will decide on Sunday whether to put his 41-year-old daughter back in the presidential palace where she once served as his first lady.

Tuesday, May 31st 2016 - 06:34 UTC

Keiko Fujimori seems set to become Peru's next president on June 5 runoff

In an election simulation in which respondents cast their vote in secret, Fujimori obtained 53.1% of valid votes compared to Kuczynski’s 46.9%

Presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori built a significant lead over Pedro Pablo Kuczynski just one week ahead of Peru's runoff election on June 5. The latest Ipsos poll shows 43% of Peru’s voters support Fujimori, compared to 38% for Kuczynski. Fujimori’s five-point lead reflects political momentum in her favor since the same poll a week ago gave her a three-point advantage.

Tuesday, May 10th 2016 - 08:42 UTC

Keiko with slight lead over Kuczynski ahead of Peruvian presidential runoff

The latest Ipsos poll, published by daily newspaper El Comercio, showed Fujimori with 42% support compared with Kuczynski's 39%.

Peruvian presidential contender Keiko Fujimori has a slight lead over rival Pedro Pablo Kuczynski ahead of the June 5 run-off election, according to a poll published on Sunday. The two pro-business candidates emerged from a first round election on April 10.

Thursday, May 5th 2016 - 11:46 UTC

Kuczynski leads with 50.1% vote intention, ahead of 5 June Peruvian presidential runoff

Keiko Fujimori garnered 49.9% of the votes ahead of the 5 June runoff, according to the latest GFK survey, released this week.

Presidential candidate of Peruvians for Change, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski (PPK), has a vote intention of 50.1%, while Popular Strength presidential candidate, Keiko Fujimori garnered 49.9% of the votes ahead of the 5 June runoff, according to the latest GFK survey, released this week.

Wednesday, April 27th 2016 - 11:03 UTC

Kuczynski leads opinion polls for the June 5 Peruvian presidential runoff

PPK is projected to win with 43% of the vote ahead of Fujimori's 39%, according to the latest Ipsos public opinion poll conducted between April 20 and 22.

Former World Bank economist Pedro Pablo Kuczynski continues to hold his lead over conservative Keiko Fujimori ahead of the June 5 runoff presidential election. Kuczynski, also known by his initials PPK, is projected to win with 43% of the vote ahead of Fujimori's 39%, according to the latest Ipsos public opinion poll conducted between April 20 and 22.

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