LIMA, June 7 (Xinhua) -- Peruvians on Monday anxiously awaited the definitive results of Sunday's close presidential runoff between candidates Pedro Castillo, of the Free Peru (PL) party, and Keiko Fujimori, of the Popular Force (FP) party.
With 94.2 percent of the ballots tabulated as of 11:48 a.m. local time Monday, Castillo had won 8,418,299 votes (50.10 percent) and Fujimori had garnered 8,384,107 votes (49.89 percent), a difference of only 34,192 votes, according to the National Office of Electoral Processes (ONPE).
Fujimori, the 46-year-old daughter of ex-president Alberto Fujimori, pledged to abide by the will of the people.
Castillo, a 51-year-old rural teacher and activist, also urged his followers to respect the results whatever the outcome.
The ONPE has said the final result will be decided by votes cast abroad and votes cast in rural areas, both of which have yet to be counted.
The head of the ONPE, Piero Corvetto, said 77.92 percent of eligible voters participated in the elections.