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 99.5 percent of the vote counted from Sunday’s vote, former IMF official Pedro Pablo Kuczynski leads Keiko Fujimori by 0.23 points, or about 40,000 votes.
With nearly 97 percent of votes counted on Tuesday, and the authorities saying the full count may not be finished until the end of the week, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has 0.3 points more than Keiko Fujimori, daughter of jailed autocrat Alberto Fujimori.
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.
The environment ministry declared the emergency in 11 jungle districts near Peru's border with Brazil, after hair samples from local people revealed levels of mercury up to 16 times what is considered safe.
The report, which comes three weeks before Peru decides whether to make Keiko its president, claims the DEA is probing a close confidante for allegedly cleaning money for her 2011 unsuccessful presidential bid.
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.
The daughter of imprisoned former hardline president Alberto Fujimori, Keiko is almost sure to win the vote but unlikely to obtain the 50 percent she would need to avoid facing the second-placed candidate in a runoff vote on June 5.