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Peru electoral court lets leader stay in presidential race

  • Presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori, of the "Fuerza Popular" political party, waves to supporters as she campaigns in San Juan de Lurigancho shantytown on the outskirts of Lima, Peru, Tuesday, March 22, 2016. Keiko, the daughter of former President Alberto Fujimori, is running for president in Peru's April 10 election. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)

    Presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori, of the "Fuerza Popular" political party, waves to supporters as she campaigns in San Juan de Lurigancho shantytown on the outskirts of Lima, Peru, Tuesday, March 22, 2016. Keiko, the daughter of former President Alberto Fujimori, is running for president in Peru's April 10 election. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)  (The Associated Press)

  • Presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori, right, of the "Fuerza Popular" political party, greets supporters as she campaigns in San Juan de Lurigancho shantytown on the outskirts of Lima, Peru, Tuesday, March 22, 2016. Keiko, the daughter of former President Alberto Fujimori, is running for president in Peru's April 10 election. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)

    Presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori, right, of the "Fuerza Popular" political party, greets supporters as she campaigns in San Juan de Lurigancho shantytown on the outskirts of Lima, Peru, Tuesday, March 22, 2016. Keiko, the daughter of former President Alberto Fujimori, is running for president in Peru's April 10 election. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)  (The Associated Press)

A Peruvian electoral court is rejecting a request to bar the leading presidential candidate from running.

A court decision published Thursday says it ruled-out vote-buying allegations against Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of former strongman Alberto Fujimori, who is serving 25 years in prison for responsibility in the deaths of 25 people during his government from 1990 to 2000.

The tribunal already has banned two other candidates from the first round of voting on April 10, including the leading challenger to Fujimori.

Polls show none of the candidates is likely to pass the 50 percent needed to win on the first round, so a runoff is likely.

The winner will succeed President Ollanta Humala in July.