The first results from exit polls show that the candidate by the party Popular Action of Peru, Jorge Muñoz, will likely be elected Mayor of Lima (Peru’s capital), in the framework of the municipal and regional elections, celebrated this Sunday.
According to the pollster Ipsos, Muñoz would have obtained 32.4 percent of the popular support, followed by the representative of the Podemos Peru (PP) party, Daniel Urresti, who had 21.1 percent of the votes.
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In third place is the candidate for Peru Patria Segura, Renzo Reggiardo, with 9.9 percent support while the member of the Popular Christian Party (PPC), Alberto Beingolea, reached 4.3 percent.
TeleSUR’s correspondent Jaime Herrera explained that the candidate for the Fujimori leaning Popular Force (FP) party, Ditel Columbus, only achieved 2 percent in the elections, according to the results at the polls.
Local media have reported that the National Office of Electoral Processes (ONPE) will publish the first official results over the course of the night.
A representative of Popular Action has not assumed the Mayor’s Office of Lima for 38 years, after Luis Bedoya Reyes (1963) and Eduardo Orrego Villacorta (1980).