Peru’s polarised presidential runoff still too close to call

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    Left-wing Peruvian presidential candidate Pedro Castillo has taken a razor-thin but widening lead ahead of right-wing rival Keiko Fujimori on Tuesday, but the results of the highly polarised poll remain too close to call.

    With 98 per cent of votes counted, Pedro Castillo is ahead of Keiko Fujimori by more than 100,000 votes.

    The two polarising populists are facing off, as Peru struggles with the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic.

    It has the worst death rate per capita in the world.

    Al Jazeera’s Mariana Sanchez reports from the capitial from Lima.

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