On the eve of Peru’s election, an Ipsos poll showed a tie, with Fujimori marginally ahead.

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According to an Ipsos survey released Saturday afternoon, Peru’s runoff presidential election is still statistically tied, but right-wing contender Keiko Fujimori is 0.7 percentage point ahead of leftist Pedro Castillo.

Peruvians will vote on Sunday in a highly contested race between Fujimori, the daughter of imprisoned ex-President Alberto Fujimori, and Castillo, a little-known elementary school teacher.

Peruvians are divided by class and geography, with urban and higher-income Peruvians supporting Fujimori and poorer, rural Peruvians supporting Castillo.

According to an Ipsos survey released on Saturday and reviewed by Reuters, Fujimori received 44.8 percent of the vote, while Castillo received 44.1 percent. Another 11.1 percent of voters said they would vote for neither candidate.

According to Ipsos, the survey had a margin of error of 1.4 percentage points and a sample size of 5,117 people.

Ipsos joins two other pollsters in putting Fujimori slightly ahead, albeit still in statistical ties.

IEP pollster According to the figures reviewed by Reuters on Saturday morning, Fujimori was 0.1 percentage point ahead of Castillo. Fujimori was 0.2 percentage point ahead in a survey conducted on Friday by pollster CPI.

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The race remains too close to call and all polls show a statistical tie, but Saturday’s polls show Fujimori’s best performance so far.

It is illegal within Peru to publish polls during the last week before a presidential election, although the surveys can be carried out as long as local media do not publish them.


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