Peru is closing polling stations for the second round and starting the count to meet the next president

The first exit polls put Fujimori in the lead with 50.3 percent, but with a technical draw

The National Office for Electoral Processes (ONPE) of Peru announced this Sunday at 7:00 p.m. (Monday 2:00 a.m. on the Spanish mainland) of the closure of the polling stations of the second ballot, in which the left candidate, Pedro Castillo, and the right-wing candidate Keiko Fujimori, with whom the Count is starting to figure out who will be the next Peruvian president in the next five years.

The head of the National Office for Electoral Procedures (ONPE), Piero Corvetto Salinas, has congratulated “the massive influx of voters” and “the commitment of the members of the polling station and the volunteers in the second ballot” via his Twitter account. The first official partial results are expected Released around 11:30 p.m. (6:30 a.m. on mainland Spain).

Peru is closing polling stations for the second round and starting the count to meet the next president
Peru is closing polling stations for the second round and starting the count to meet the next president

On the other hand, after the polls were completed, the first results of the exit polls were published, which lead to Keiko Fujimori from Fuerza Popular with 50.3 percent. Pedro Castillo from Peru Libre would for his part receive 49.7 percent, according to the study carried out by Ipsos for América TV and Canal N on Twitter.

This result, according to Alfredo Torres, President of Ipsos Peru, represents a “very close technical connection” with “El Comercio”. This first survey has an error rate of 3.3 percent and Torres added that “we are waiting for the quick count have to”.

The ONPE reported all morning that 100 percent of the voting tables were installed within the legal deadline. For his part, the head of the Organization of American States (OAS) election observation mission, Rubén Ramírez, said that “there has been a positive development compared to the first round”.

“We are seeing a very positive development in relation to the first round, there is a significant development in the installation of tables, a large percentage of the tables were integrated much earlier,” he said according to the RPP.

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