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Razor-thin lead is set to give Humala the presidency

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Razor-thin lead is set to give Humala the presidency


Supporters of Peru’s left wing presidential candidate are confident their man has won despite partial results showing the lead is a matter of a less then one percentage point.

The campaign for Peru’s top job has been a bitter one, pitting the former army commander and anti-capitalist, Ollanta Humala against a right-wing rival.

The woman expected to concede defeat if Humala’s win is confirmed is 36-year-old Keiko Fujimori, daughter of the jailed ex-president, Alberto Fujimori.

For many voters her father’s criminal past was a deciding factor despite her free market reforms being popular with those in the currency and stock markets.

The run-off between two has polarized Peru, with many undecided voters vowing not to vote for either candidate.

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