11 Jun 2016

Peruvian presidential race decided in tight election

1:03 pm on 11 June 2016

Peruvian presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori has conceded to rival Pedro Pablo Kuczynski in a tight election.

With all ballots counted, Mr Kuczynski has won 50.1 percent of the vote, just 0.2 percent ahead of Ms Fujimori.

Ms Fujimori promised in her concession speech that she would lead a "watchful" opposition.

She said her rival had won the run-off race through the support of "promoters of hate".

Mr Kuczynski warned that the corruption and criminality many associated with Alberto Fujimori's authoritarian tenure in office could reappear if his daughter was elected.

Ms Fujimori was initially widely tipped to win, but lost ground in the final stretch of campaigning.