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In Peru, an agonizing wait to learn who will be president

In Peru, an agonizing wait to learn who will be president

Alicia Perez Gomez is on edge, waiting nervously for the results of Peru’s closely contested presidential election between Keiko Fujimori and Pedro Pablo Kuczynski. On Tuesday morning, two days after the balloting, votes were still being counted and the race was still too close to call. 

“What’s the matter with ONPE? Maybe they don’t know how to do their job,” said Gomez, referring to the Spanish initials of the electoral commission that is tallying the votes. She stood vigil Tuesday with dozens of others outside the commission’s Lima headquarters. ”We’re going to sleep here until it’s done.” 

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