• Divisive Fujimori faces runoff battle to lead Peru


    LIMA: Keiko Fujimori has vowed to unite Peru after her first-round presidential election victory, but she faces a fierce runoff battle to overcome the divisive legacy of her jailed father. The 40-year-old conservative candidate claimed a boost from Sunday’s vote in her quest to become the first female president of the South American mineral-exporting nation. But she faces resistance from voters who mistrust her because her father Alberto Fujimori is in jail for corruption and human rights atrocities committed during his 1990-2000 presidency. The lawmaker and mother of two also faces a challenge from moderate conservative Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, 77, a British- and US-educated former World Bank executive, who has vowed to defeat the “Fujimoristas.”



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