03/19/2013 10:20 am ET

Susana Villaran, First Woman Mayor Of Peru's Capital Lima, 'Survives Recall Vote'

The first woman mayor of Peru's capital Lima, Susana Villaran, has narrowly survived a vote to depose her from office, preliminary results suggest.

They indicate that Ms Villaran was backed by about 52% of voters.

The campaign to recall her was backed by the conservative opposition who accused her of being inefficient - a claim denied by Ms Villaran.

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