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Humala Claims Victory in Peruvian Presidential Election

June 06, 2011

June 5 (Bloomberg) -- Peruvian opposition presidential candidate Ollanta Humala claimed victory in today’s runoff over Congresswoman Keiko Fujimori.

Humala, speaking to reporters in Lima, said exit polls and official results indicate that he will be elected President Alan Garcia’s successor.

“This economic growth will be the great motor of social improvement,” Humala said.

Humala won 50.1 percent compared with 49.9 percent for Fujimori, after 78 percent of votes were counted. The tally corresponded to 12 million votes counted nationwide and abroad, most of them in Lima and other urban areas.

To contact the reporter on this story: Helen Murphy in Bogota at hmurphy1@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Joshua Goodman at jgoodman19@bloomberg.net


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