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Poll Shows Peru’s Presidential Race Is Tightening: La Republica

  • Leftist Castillo still ahead but Fujimori closes the gap
  • Candidates go head-to-head after April’s first round of votes
Attendees listen as Pedro Castillo speaks during a campaign rally in Piura, Peru on April 27.

Attendees listen as Pedro Castillo speaks during a campaign rally in Piura, Peru on April 27.

Photographer: Miguel Yovera/Bloomberg

Peru’s June 6 presidential election, which seemed a near foregone conclusion two weeks ago, is turning into an ever-tighter race, La Republica reported, citing the latest opinion poll.

The lead of leftist candidate Pedro Castillo over former lawmaker Keiko Fujimori has narrowed to 6.2 percentage points, from 20 points in the previous poll by the same organization published on April 25.