Photo: Peruvian Presidential Run-Off Candidates: Fujimori and Humala
The Peruvian Ministry of Foreign Affairs is reporting a large number of Peruvians living outside of the country voted in this most recent Presidential election.
The Ministry is reporting close to 360,000 or 48% of those living abroad voted at their local Peruvian consulate. In the 2006 Presidential election 290,000 Peruvians living abroad voted.
The Peru consulate in Madrid registered the biggest number of voters, followed by Buenos Aires and Santiago, Chile. In the U.S. the Peru consulate in Miami had the most voters with 18,000, New York city had 14,000.
Peru’s presidential race is set to continue after no candidate was able to garner the vote majority required. Now, a runoff election is set for June between Ollanta Humala and Keiko Fujimori.