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Peruvian shamans with posters of presidential candidates Keiko Fujimori and Pedro Pablo Kuczynski perform a ritual of predictions prior to elections in Lima, Peru, May 30, 2016. REUTERS/Mariana Bazo


LIMA (Reuters) - Peruvian presidential candidate Pedro Pablo Kuczynski held a razor-thin lead over Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of a jailed former president, in an Ipsos poll seen by Reuters a day before Sunday's election.

Kuczynski had 50.4 percent of valid votes in a mock voting exercise Ipsos conducted on Saturday, compared to Fujimori's 49.6 percent. The two are statistically tied as the poll had a 1.8 percentage point margin of error.

(Reporting by Mitra Taj, Teresa Cespedes and Marco Aquino; Writing by Caroline Stauffer; Editing by Mary Milliken)


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