The 77-year-old Pedro Pablo Kuczynski danced, bounced, and struggled to touch his toes to electronic music in an effort to promote fitness in Peru.
Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has family ties to European cultural royalty, Hollywood celebrity, and US politics. He has also spent multiple spells in Peruvian cabinets that have tended to end rather badly.
While he is best known internationally as a former World Bank Official, Kuczynski also has a family history replete with ties to highbrow culture, noted scientists, and celebrity.
With half the votes counted, ex-World Bank economist Pedro Pablo Kucynski holds a one point lead over the daughter of the imprisoned 1990s strongman Alberto Fujimori, after a tense campaign viewed as a battle for the soul of Peru's fragile democracy.
Keiko, the daughter of imprisoned 1990s strongman Alberto Fujimori, is the favourite to win Sunday’s presidential poll despite accumulating allegations of money laundering and other sketchy dealings involving her closest confidants.
In the 90s, hundreds of thousands of Peruvian women were forcibly sterilized as part of a government operation. Over a decade on, the Quipu Project is helping to gather the horrifying testimonies of the victims.
Activists are warning that Peru's sharp lurch to the right in the country's general elections earlier this month could bring an escalation of the often violent conflicts between local communities and mining companies.
Early results from Sunday’s vote show the daughter of disgraced former strongman Alberto Fujimori coasting to victory. She will now face veteran pro-business politician Pedro Pablo Kuczynski on June 5.
Angela Villón has been one of the congressional candidates in Sunday's general elections who has received most nationwide attention ahead of Sunday's general elections.
Her position as the favorite to win Sunday's first round presidential vote lies in the nostalgia many Peruvians feel for her father, Alberto Fujimori. But the hard right former president imprisoned for abuses during his rule, is also widely hated.
The expulsion of Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of jailed hard-right former president Alberto Fujimori, would plunge the elections into chaos. Not doing so would shred what little credibility the electoral authorities have left.
The electoral authorities banned Julio Guzmán's candidacy on a minor technicality. He had recently emerged as the only contender capable of challenging frontrunner Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of the jailed hard-right former president Alberto Fuj