Pedro Pablo Kuczynski logró la mayoría de votos en las elecciones presidenciales del domingo celebradas en Perú, según confirmó este jueves la autoridad electoral de Perú (ONPE).
Tras cuatro días de incertidumbre por lo ajustado del resultado y con el 100% del escrutinio, Kuczynski sumó el 50,12% de los votos por el 49,88 de su rival, Keiko Fujimori.
Como la diferencia entre ambos es tan escasa, la autoridad electoral deberá revisar aún el 0,2% de votos antes de declarar a un vencedor.
Son 50.000 votos los que aún están en disputa. Keiko Fujimori no concedió aún la derrota.
Mariano Cucho, director de la ONPE, afirmó que la revisión y el resultado definitivo se conocerá “pronto”.
“¡Gracias Perú! Es hora de trabajar juntos por el futuro de nuestro país”, escribió en su cuenta de twitter Kuczynski, de 77 años, que admitió que su triunfo aún no es oficial.
Peru election: Kuczynski wins, but Fujimori has yet to concede
With all votes counted, the economist Pedro Pablo Kuczynski appears to have won the majority of votes in Peru’s cliff-hanger presidential election.
The electoral commission said he received 50.12% of votes, against 49.88% for his rival, Keiko Fujimori.
About 50,000 ballots must first be settled by an electoral court before a winner can be officially declared.
Ms Fujimori has yet to concede, but Mr Kuczynski tweeted his thanks to the Peruvian people.
“It’s time to work together for the future of our country,” he told his followers on Twitter
This has been the tightest fought election in Peru in five decades.
As the last few votes were counted, the candidates remained neck-and-neck, with Mr Kuczynski leading by a tiny margin.
The closeness of the result came as a surprise after polls in the run-up to the election had suggested Ms Fujimori had a comfortable lead.
Analysts said corruption scandals in Ms Fujimori’s Popular Force Party may have dented her support since April, when she comfortably won the first round of voting.
She is the daughter of Peru’s former President, Alberto Fujimori, who is in jail for crimes against humanity.
‘Promoting economic growth’
Mr Kuczynski, who is an ex-Wall Street financier, said he would use his international financial experience to promote economic growth.
He has the support of prominent figures such as Nobel-Prize-winning novelist Mario Vargas Llosa and left-wing candidate Veronika Mendoza, who came third in the first round of voting.
But he has faced scrutiny over his close relationship to Peru’s business elite. (BBC News)