Kuczynski promises social revolution in Peru

From Fox News LatinoPresident-elect Pedro Pablo Kuczynski issued an appeal for unity in Peru on Tuesday after winning a very close runoff election, and he announced the launching of a social revolution seeking equality among all Peruvians.

Kuczynski and Vice Presidents-elect Martin Vizcarra and Mercedes Araoz on Tuesday were officially designated by the JNE election board as the winners of the June 5 runoff.

The 77-year-old former World Bank official and economy minister got 8.59 million votes, compared with 8.55 million for Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of jailed ex-President Alberto Fujimori. The new administration will take office July 28 for a five-year term. …

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