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Peru’s National Election Board declared that Alan Garcia, leader of the center-left APRA party, is Peru’s president-elect, and no runoff election will be held even though Garcia did not win a majority in the April 14 election. Garcia, 36, will take office July 28. The constitution calls for a runoff if no candidate receives a majority in the first round. But the board said no runoff is necessary because the second-place candidate, Alfonso Barrantes, the Marxist mayor of Lima, has withdrawn. Garcia received 45.74% of the vote in April and Barrantes 21.26%.


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