Susana Villarán Set to Become Lima's First Female Mayor
Susana Villarán Leads Lourdes Flores in Lima Mayor Race
Whether Susana Villarán or Lourdes Flores wins the Lima mayoral race, Peru's capital will have its first-ever elected female Mayor. However, as Susana Villarán leads by a slim margin, Lima may have its first Leftist mayor in 20 years.
First results put Ms Villaran on 38.9% and Ms Flores on 37.2%.
Sunday's elections were being closely watched as a possible indicator of voter sentiment ahead of next April's presidential poll.
La líder izquierdista también aseguró que si se confirma la "tendencia ganadora" de su candidatura, piensa trabajar junto con las autoridades electas del conservador Partido Popular Cristiano (PPC) en diversos distritos de Lima "por el bienestar de la población".
(The leftist leader also said that, if confirmed the "tendency winner", she plans to work with elected officials from the conservative Popular Christian Party (PPC) in various districts of Lima for the well-being of the population.)