Peru Will Elect A New President Today
Peru will elect a new president this Sunday, the activity in the polls began at 08:00 (time in Ecuador), citizens will elect a Alan Garcia’s successor, 130 Congress members and 15 Andean Parliament representatives.
The election proceeded without major incidents in the country at a crucial time when the leftist former military officer Ollanta Humala is predicted to be in a seconf round, Congresswoman Keiko Fujimori (rightist) , and former Conservative minister Pedro Pablo Kuczynski may join Humala according to surveys.
Polling stations will close at 16:00 (local time), since then, surveys will begin to inform the results from the vote count. Magdalena Chu, Chief of the National Electoral Office, reported that the official results of the elections will begin publicly available at 20H00 local time(01H00 GMT on Monday).
103,622 polling stations were enabled for the election process, this means at least 150 voters per station. A total of 19.9 million voters will exercised their vote, 750,000 of them will do it abroad. Voting is obligatory in Peru and it is sanctioned with fines that range from the equivalent of 6 and 65 dollars if omitted.