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Peru: Pillpinto mayoral election decided by coin toss


The mayoral race in a small town high in the Peruvian Andes was decided by a coin toss after two candidates tied at the ballot box.

Wilber Medina, a 40-year-old teacher, was chosen mayor of Pillpinto near the tourist center of Cusco on October 22 after he and his rival, Jose Comejo, each garnered 236 votes in municipal elections this month.

Pillpinto mayoral race was decided by a coin toss after two candidates tied at the ballot box

Pillpinto mayoral race was decided by a coin toss after two candidates tied at the ballot box

Peru’s electoral law allows for tied races to be decided by a coin toss.

Wilber Medina said he’ll work to earn voters’ trust. Jose Cornejo accepted the results.

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