Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “Far-left candidate leads Peru into run-off presidential polls” – below is their description.
Left-wing candidate Pedro Castillo is set to win Chile’s first-round presidential election although he is likely to face conservative Keiko Fujimori in the second round of voting in June, since neither candidate has enough votes to win a simple majority outright.
Fujimori who faces corruption allegations, is the daughter of former President Alberto Fujimori, who is in prison for human rights abuses.
Voters in Peru are concerned about the economy which the COVID-19 pandemic has battered.
Al Jazeera’s Mariana Sanchez reports from Lima, Peru.
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Chile, officially the Republic of Chile, is a country in western South America. It occupies a long, narrow strip of land between the Andes to the east and the Pacific Ocean to the west. Chile covers an area of 756,096 square kilometres (291,930 sq mi) and has a population of 17.5 million as of 2017. The capital and largest city is Santiago and the national language is Spanish.
Chile borders Peru to the north, Bolivia to the northeast, Argentina to the east, and the Drake Passage in the far south. Chilean territory includes the Pacific islands of Juan Fernández, Isla Salas y Gómez, Desventuradas, and Easter Island in Oceania. Chile also claims about 1,250,000 square kilometres (480,000 sq mi) of Antarctica under the Chilean Antarctic Territory.
Peru is a country in South America that’s home to a section of Amazon rainforest and Machu Picchu, an ancient Incan city high in the Andes mountains. The region around Machu Picchu, including the Sacred Valley, Inca Trail and colonial city of Cusco, is rich in archaeological sites. On Peru’s arid Pacific coast is Lima, the capital, with a preserved colonial center and important collections of pre-Columbian art.