Fujimori has denied the charges on twitter and says she will fully cooperate with the investigation
In Barbadillo prison, Peru’s former left-leaning President Ollanta Humala will join Alberto Fujimori, who has been serving a 25-year sentence for human rights crimes.
The gestures could help ease concerns over the possibility of increasing political instability in Kuczynski’s government.
Kuczynski’s thin margin of victory – just tens of thousands of votes – and his party’s small presence in Congress give him one of the weakest mandates of any recent president in Peru.
Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has staged an upset over Keiko Fujimori, but the result underscores the defeat of Fujimorismo more than it does his victory.
Although most polling agencies say Pedro Pablo Kuczynski will likely be Peru’s next president, it is still too early to call the election as he only has a one percentage point lead over Keiko Fujimori at this time.
The election is being fought less on subjects like economic and foreign policy; the focus is the struggle between ‘Fujimorismo’ and a formless anti-Fujimorismo.
Fujimori, the 40-year-old daughter of imprisoned ex-president Alberto Fujimori, was seen garnering 45.9% of votes, according to the poll published in a local newspaper.
Keiko has threatened to throw her brother out of her political party after he stoked fears that the family harbours dynastic intentions by saying he will run for president in 2021 if she loses this year.
Keiko Fujimori and Pedro Pablo Kuczynski will move on to the second round of Peru’s presidential election. Either would preserve Peru’s free-market model if elected.
Keiko Fujimori could lose the June 5 run-off because many voters opposed her father’s authoritarian rule in the 1990s and are likely to rally behind her rival.
Despite a mixed bag of candidates, Peru can expect continuity in broad economic policies regardless of who comes to power.
Who will Keiko Fujimori face in the second round – Wall Street favourite Pedro Pablo Kuczynski or leftist Veronika Mendoza?