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Peru's Kuczynski open to house arrest for Alberto Fujimori

  • FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2013 file photo, Peru's jailed former President Alberto Fujimori holds up a notepad with a message that reads in Spanish "Why do you summon an accused man who is sick with cancer?" as he leaves his court hearing at a police base on the outskirts of Lima, Peru. Peru’s apparent president-elect says he is open to the possibility of granting house arrest to Fujimori. Pedro Pablo Kuczysnki reiterated the campaign pledge in his first interview since declaring himself the victor in the June 5, 2016 election over the imprisoned ex-president’s daughter, Keiko Fujimori. Alberto Fujimori is serving 25 years for corruption and supporting death squads during his authoritarian rule in the 1990s. (AP Photo/Karel Navarro, File)

    FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2013 file photo, Peru's jailed former President Alberto Fujimori holds up a notepad with a message that reads in Spanish "Why do you summon an accused man who is sick with cancer?" as he leaves his court hearing at a police base on the outskirts of Lima, Peru. Peru’s apparent president-elect says he is open to the possibility of granting house arrest to Fujimori. Pedro Pablo Kuczysnki reiterated the campaign pledge in his first interview since declaring himself the victor in the June 5, 2016 election over the imprisoned ex-president’s daughter, Keiko Fujimori. Alberto Fujimori is serving 25 years for corruption and supporting death squads during his authoritarian rule in the 1990s. (AP Photo/Karel Navarro, File)  (The Associated Press)

  • Presidential candidate Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, center, and one of his two running mates Mercedes Araoz, right, leave a restaurant in Lima, Peru, Tuesday, June 7, 2016. Kuczynski has a razor-thin lead over his rival Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of jailed former strongman Alberto Fujimori, as Peruvians await results still trickling in from remote parts of the Andean nation. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

    Presidential candidate Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, center, and one of his two running mates Mercedes Araoz, right, leave a restaurant in Lima, Peru, Tuesday, June 7, 2016. Kuczynski has a razor-thin lead over his rival Keiko Fujimori, the daughter of jailed former strongman Alberto Fujimori, as Peruvians await results still trickling in from remote parts of the Andean nation. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)  (The Associated Press)

  • Presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori smiles as she is driven from a local campaign house, in Lima, Peru, Thursday, June 9, 2016. Former World Bank economist Pedro Pablo Kuczynski won the majority of votes in Peru's closest presidential contest in five decades, election officials announced Thursday, even as his rival Fujimori had yet to concede defeat. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

    Presidential candidate Keiko Fujimori smiles as she is driven from a local campaign house, in Lima, Peru, Thursday, June 9, 2016. Former World Bank economist Pedro Pablo Kuczynski won the majority of votes in Peru's closest presidential contest in five decades, election officials announced Thursday, even as his rival Fujimori had yet to concede defeat. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)  (The Associated Press)

Peru's apparent president-elect says he is open to the possibility of house arrest for imprisoned strongman Alberto Fujimori.

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski reiterated the campaign pledge in his first interview since declaring himself the victor in Sunday's election over the imprisoned ex-president's daughter, Keiko Fujimori.

Kuczysnki told Semana Economica in an interview published Friday that if lawmakers pass a bill giving older inmates like Fujimori the right to house arrest, he would sign it. Keiko Fujimori's party will control congress.

Alberto Fujimori is serving 25 years for corruption and supporting death squads during his authoritarian rule in the 1990s.

Authorities said Thursday that Kuczynski won 50.1 percent of the vote. But Keiko Fujimori has yet to concede defeat and is challenging some ballots in Peru's tightest election in decades.