Peru's presidential election was on a knife edge on Sunday night with early unofficial counts showing the socialist and conservative candidates separated by a razor-thin margin in the polarized vote.
A quick count of votes with a 1% error margin put leftist presidential candidate Pedro Castillo, an elementary school teacher and novice politician, ahead by 0.4 of a percentage point.
A previous exit poll, with a higher 3% error margin put Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of jailed ex-President Alberto Fujimori, up by 0.6 of a percentage point.
The new quick-count results triggered immediate celebrations of "we won!" in Tacabamba, the Andean town closest to the impoverished village where Castillo was born and raised, which is also where he is waiting for the results.
The tight race could lead to days of uncertainty as official counts trickle in, and may trigger social unrest if disillusioned supporters of either candidate question the results.
I couldn't find a thread about elections in Peru (granted I didn't look that hard) so I decided to start a new one. If anyone finds a different thread that would be more appropriate to discuss this matter, please feel free to close this one and redirect the discussion.