Far left candidate Pedro Castillo leads Peruvian presidential race: Ipsos fast count


Pedro Castillo of Peru Libre party looks on after casting his vote, outside a polling station in Cajamarca, Peru April 11, 2021. Vidal Tarqui/ANDINA/Handout via REUTERS

LIMA (Reuters) - Far left candidate Pedro Castillo is leading the Peruvian presidential race, according to a fast count conducted by pollster Ipsos, with conservative Keiko Fujimori in second place.

Ipsos said a fast count of 69.1% ballots from around the country showed Castillo had won 18.6% of the vote and Fujimori had won 14.5%, meaning both would go to a second round of the vote in June. Ipsos said its findings had a one-point margin of error.

(Reporting by Marco Aquino, writing by Aislinn Laing; Editing by Himani Sarkar)

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