"A partial count released by the government on Sunday night put Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, 77, with about a 1 percent advantage over Keiko Fujimori, 41, whose father, Alberto, ran the country in the 1990s. Officials said the result amounted to a technical tie and said they would keep counting throughout the night."
Peru is having a moment in the sun while it’s raining just about everywhere else in Latin America.Its economy grew more than any other in Latin America last year: 3.3%. And it could be the top performer again in 2016, according to IMF projections.Peru’s growth stands in stark contrast to the historic recessions underway in Venezuela, an oil powerhouse, and Brazil, the biggest economy in the region. Bothare suffering under political instability, rising inflation, populist policies and public outcry for new leadership.“Their models didn’t work. [There’s] a shift away from populism,” in Latin America, Peru’s finance minister, Alonso Segura, told CNNMoney recently.
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