Exit polls show Muñoz winner of Lima mayoral race

18:55 | Lima, Oct. 7.

Exit polls —conducted by different research companies— indicate that Accion Popular party's candidate, Jorge Muñoz, has defeated his opponents in Lima's mayoral race to become Peruvian capital city's next mayor.

The results were announced Sunday at 4:00 PM as polling stations closed following local and regional elections held across the Inca country.

The quick count by researcher Ipsos Peru —conducted at selected polling stations— favored Muñoz, who got 32.4% of the votes, followed by Daniel Urresti (21.1%), Renzo Reggiardo (9.9%), Alberto Beingolea (4.3%), Juan Carlos Zurek (4.2%), Ricardo Belmont (4%) and Jaime Salinas (3.9%).

Other candidates running for mayor include Luis Castañeda Pardo (2.7%), Pablo Silva (2.4%), Esther Capuñay (2.2%), Manuel Velarde (2.1%), Diethell Columbus (2%), Enrique Cornejo (1.9%), Humberto Lay (1.8%), and Carlos Fernandez (1.6%).

Datum Internacional, another major pollster, confirmed Muñoz's victory with 37.4% of the votes, followed by Urresti (22.5%) and Reggiardo (7.8%).

According to today's unofficial results, Muñoz will occupy the municipal office for the 2019-2022 term.

An election exit poll is a survey of voters taken immediately after they leave their voting location. Unlike an opinion poll, which asks whom the voter plans to vote for, an exit poll asks whom the voter actually voted for.


Published: 10/7/2018