Amid COVID-19 concerns and multiple candidates, Peru votes for new president and Congress

By Marco Aquino LIMA (Reuters) -Peru’s presidential candidates sought to drum up enthusiasm on Sunday as the country picked a new leader – with one arriving at a voting station on horseback and others pledging to turn the page on the corruption and mismanagement of recent decades. The election for a new president and Congress comes against the backdrop of a fierce second wave of the coronavirus pandemic and widespread public apathy that has meant none of the 18 candidates to lead the country has polled more than 13%. Polls are scheduled to close at 7 p.m. (0000 GMT), when Ipsos is expected to …

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