Peru

    A new poll has shown that the presidential race in the country is tightening a few weeks before the election on April 10, The Associated Press says. Ex-President Alejandro Toledo is still leading polls but has dropped to 23 percent among respondents. He is followed by Keiko Fujimori with 19 percent and former army officer Ollanta Humala with 17 percent.

    A runoff election will be held in June if no candidate wins the majority.

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    • Ivy Mungcal

      As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.