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.
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