LIMA, Peru — The daughter of jailed former President Alberto Fujimori looked headed to victory in the first round of Peru’s presidential election Sunday and will likely face a former World Bank economist in a June runoff, preliminary results indicated.

With 20 percent of the ballots counted late Sunday, Fujimori had 38 percent of the vote. Investor-favorite Pedro Kuczynski had just under 26 percent, while leftist congresswoman Veronika Mendoza, who had made a late surge in pre-election polls, was running third with 16 percent.


Apparently, Peruvians aren’t smart enough to govern themselves, so they elect candidates of more intelligent (on average) races to do it for them.