Ms. Fujimori hanging on to second place in Perú

Election results in Peru indicate leftist, former army officer Ollanta Humala will face the daughter of imprisoned former president Alberto Fujimori in a run-off election in June.

With 75 percent of the vote counted from Sunday’s election, Humala led with 29 percent of the vote, and Keiko Fujimori secured close to 23 percent. Former World Bank economist Pedro Pablo Kuczynski placed third with about 21 percent of the vote. Former Peruvian president Alejandro Toledo was fourth with more than 15 percent support.

A run-off between Humala and Ms. Fujimori will be held June 5.

In 2006, Humala prevailed in the first round of the presidential election, only to lose a run-off to current President Alan Garcia.

Much of the campaign has focused on continuing the rapid economic growth seen in recent years, while ensuring the poor also see some of the increased prosperity.

In 2009, Alberto Fujimori was sentenced to 25 years in jail for his role in death squad killings in the 1990s.

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