Peru on edge as electoral board reviews result of disputed presidential election

Rightwing candidate Keiko Fujimori alleged fraud after losing to leftist Pedro Castillo by about 60,000 votes

Peru was on a knife-edge on Friday as its electoral board reviewed ballots cast in the presidential election, after a challenge to the tally by the losing candidate Keiko Fujimori.

The final tally gave the leftist teacher Pedro Castillo a razor-thin 50.17% to 49.83% advantage over his rightwing rival Fujimori, which amounts to about 60,000 votes.

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