Fujimori concedes defeat in Peruvian election


LIMA: Keiko Fujimori conceded defeat Friday in Peru’s photo-finish presidential election to former Wall Street banker Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, who now faces the task of uniting a deeply divided country. Fujimori, the daughter of disgraced and jailed former president Alberto Fujimori, had refused to give up for five days after the neck-and-neck run-off vote, holding out hope the count would swing back in her favor. But with political analysts, statisticians and even some members of her own party saying it was impossible for her to win even by challenging smudged and otherwise questionable ballots in court, she finally threw in the towel.


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