Peru's election authority declares Pedro Castillo winner in presidential election

Baku, June 11, AZERTAC

Pedro Castillo, representing the left-wing Free Peru party, has been declared winner of the presidential election runoff in the country on Thursday, the country’s election authority said, according to TASS.

So far, about 99.2% of ballots have been counted. A total of 8,800,081 voters (50.198%) supported Castillo. His rival Keiko Fujimori from the right-wing Popular Force party won the support of 8,730,535 voters (49.802%). The turnout was below 75%.

The president-elect will be sworn in for a five-year term on July 28.

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