Far-left candidate Castillo leads Peruvian presidential race -Ipsos exit poll

By Marco Aquino LIMA (Reuters) - Far-left candidate Pedro Castillo is leading the Peruvian presidential race with 16.1% of the vote, followed by conservative Keiko Fujimori and liberal economist Hernando de Soto, tied in second place with 11.9%, according to anIpsos exit poll released on Sunday night. In fourth place is social conservative Yonhy Lescano, with 11% of the vote, followed by ultra-conservative Rafael Lopez Aliaga with 10.5% and leftist Veronika Mendoza with 8.8%, according to the exit poll. The top two candidates will advance to a second round in June

Reuters April 12, 2021 07:11:05 IST
Far-left candidate Castillo leads Peruvian presidential race -Ipsos exit poll

Farleft candidate Castillo leads Peruvian presidential race Ipsos exit poll

By Marco Aquino

LIMA (Reuters) - Far-left candidate Pedro Castillo is leading the Peruvian presidential race with 16.1% of the vote, followed by conservative Keiko Fujimori and liberal economist Hernando de Soto, tied in second place with 11.9%, according to anIpsos exit poll released on Sunday night.

In fourth place is social conservative Yonhy Lescano, with 11% of the vote, followed by ultra-conservative Rafael Lopez Aliaga with 10.5% and leftist Veronika Mendoza with 8.8%, according to the exit poll.

The top two candidates will advance to a second round in June.

The poll of 30,000 voters leaving polling stations in 150 provinces in Peru had a 3% margin of error.

(Reporting by Marco Aquino; Writing by Aislinn Laing; Editing by Himani Sarkar and Peter Cooney)

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