In divided Peru, Castillo says looking to form pluralistic gov’t

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    Peru’s president-elect has promised change is coming after a long and divisive election period.

    Left-wing teacher and union leader Pedro Castillo has been declared the winner six weeks after the run-off. He beat his right-wing opponent by just 44,000 votes.

    The official results were delayed by accusations of fraud by the losing candidate Keiko Fujimori.

    Castillo said on Tuesday that he plans to form a “work team” made up of people from different political persuasions.

    Al Jazeera’s Mariana Sanchez reports from Lima, Peru.

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    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. 

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