Peru's Presidential Elections First Round: Keiko Fujimori Comes Out Victorious


The Peruvian went to the polls On Sunday April 10 for their presidential elections. Most likely to win, former President  Alberto Fujimori-'s...

The Peruvian went to the polls On Sunday April 10 for their presidential elections. Most likely to win, former President Alberto Fujimori's daughter Keiko Fujimori, who is serving a 25 years term, however is not uncontroversial.

Nevertheless, she won Peru's first-round presidential vote on Sunday but not by enough to avoid a runoff in June, exit polls showed.

Fujimori, 40, won 37.8 percent of the vote according to a survey by Ipsos and 39.1 percent according to another pollster, CPI -- short of the majority needed to win outright. Her two nearest rivals were tied in second place.

'However, it'll be very difficult for her to change her father's bad reputation' which lies behind Keiko, says a Peruvian academic.

Ms Fujimori, the daughter of former President Alberto Fujimori, says tackling crime is her priority.

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