RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - With 98.3% of the votes counted, the leftist Castillo currently has 50.2% of the preferences against 49.8% for the rightist Fujimori, separated by a narrow margin of about 70,000 votes that place the professor and Peruvian teachers' union leader very close to the Presidency.
The counting is advancing very slowly with the review of the tally sheets that have some kind of technical observation (1,186) and waiting to receive votes from the most remote corners of the country and overseas. Mathematics gives Fujimori options, but they are increasingly remote.
The votes . . .