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June 12, 2016 11:23 am

Son of Jewish Refugee Who Fled Nazis Becomes Peru’s New President

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Pedro Pablo Kuczynski was elected as Peru's president.

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski was elected as Peru’s president.

Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, a Peruvian banker and former prime minister whose father was Jewish, was elected as Peru’s president.

Kuczynski won a bare majority of votes — 50.12 percent — over Keiko Fujimori, Peru’s national election office announced on its official Twitter page Thursday evening.

Read full story at JTA.

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