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Peru's presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori of 'Fuerza Popular' party waves to supporters during her closing campaign meeting in Lima, Peru, April 7, 2016. REUTERS/Mariana Bazo


LIMA (Reuters) - Center-right candidate Keiko Fujimori should win the first round of Peru's presidential election on Sunday, but failing to win more than half the votes will likely face either market favourite Pedro Pablo Kuczynski or leftist Veronika Mendoza in a runoff, a new poll by Ipsos showed on Saturday.

The Ipsos poll, which surveyed 7,240 people on Saturday, gave Fujimori 35.8 percent of the vote, Kuczynski 21.0 percent and Mendoza 20.1 percent.

The expected second-place finishers are statistically tied as the poll has a 1.2 percent margin of error. Support for Fujimori fell from 37.7 percent on April 6, the poll showed.

(Reporting by Teresa Cespedes; Writing by Caroline Stauffer; Editing by Bill Rigby)


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