LIMA, Peru — Presidential elections in Peru are headed to a second round of voting.

With approximately 64 percent of votes counted, Keiko Fujimori, 40, has about 39 percent of the vote.

Rival Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, a former World Bank economist, has about 24 percent of the vote. Kuczynski, 77, a centrist economist, served as the country’s prime minister in the mid-2000s.

Leftist lawmaker Veronika Mendoza trailed with 17 percent of the vote.

Since Fujimori fell short of 50 percent, though, she must now face Kuczynski in a runoff scheduled for June 5.

 

 

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