Wielding a giant pencil, rural teacher Pedro Castillo declared Peru’s new president
France24 says rural teacher-turned-political novice Pedro Castillo on Monday became the winner of Peru’s presidential election after the country’s longest electoral count in 40 years.
Castillo, whose supporters included Peru’s poor and rural citizens, defeated right-wing politician Keiko Fujimori by just 44,000 votes.
Electoral authorities released the final official results more than a month after the runoff election took place in the South American nation.
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