With nearly 90 percent of ballots counted, leftist Pedro Castillo was in the lead with 18.83 percent - much higher than predicted by opinion polls which had not even placed him in the top five.
Hernando de Soto, a liberal economist, and leftist professor Pedro Castillo, have both edged to the front of the pack following late gains in support, according to the latest opinion poll.
Health officials conducting a trial involving 32,000 volunteers found the Covid-19 vaccine by Oxford University and AstraZeneca has 79 percent efficacy in preventing symptomatic illness with no increased risk of blood clots.
The novel coronavirus pandemic has infected more than 100 million people around the world, with over 2.1 million fatalities. Here are updates for January 27:
Archaeologists uncovered the remains of 49 people, including two children, in December as part of excavations at Huaca de las Abejas in the 500-year-old Tucume Archaeological Complex.
Of 602 media workers known to have died from the new coronavirus, more than half were from Latin America, with 303 fatalities, says Press Emblem Campaign.
Farm workers have been staging protests for weeks to demand more pay. But 28 demonstrators and 36 officers were injured in confrontations, while 45 agricultural workers were arrested
The National Institute of Health said a volunteer presented neurological symptoms, which could correspond to a condition called Guillain-Barre syndrome.
Peru’s political crisis appears on verge of resolution after Francisco Sagasti, a 76-year-old engineer, was selected as a consensus candidate.
Interim leader Manuel Merino resigns after deadly protests and exodus of his cabinet members.
Manuel Merino was sworn in as interim President of Peru earlier this week, a day after ex-President Martin Vizcarra was ousted by Congress.
A Peruvian judge banned ousted president Martin Vizcarra from leaving the country days after his dismissal by Congress as the country's political crisis continues.
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