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  Peru presidential front-runner Castillo rushed to clinic, suspends campaigning
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News DateFriday, April 30, 2021 03:00:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionPeruvian front-running left-wing presidential candidate Pedro Castillo was rushed to a clinic in Lima on Thursday for "respiratory" illness, forcing him to suspend campaigning, the candidate's party said on social media.

Castillo, a 51-year-old primary school teacher set to face right-wing candidate Keiko Fujimori in a runoff in early June, fell ill shortly after arriving in the capital following several days of campaigning in northern Peru.

Castillo's political party, Peru Libre, announced the situation on Twitter but did not immediately provide further details.

"Our candidate @PedroCastilloTe is being rushed to a clinic in Lima due to a respiratory decompensation. Today's scheduled activities are suspended," the party said.
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