Heads or tails was called high in the Peruvian Andes where a small town selected their mayor with a coin toss after the two candidates were tied at the ballot box.
The new mayor, Wilber Medina, the winner of the coin toss, and his rival were tied with 236 votes respectively. The Associated Press reports that Peru’s “electoral law allows for tied races to be decided by a coin toss”. But I wonder, who decides whose getting heads or tails. What if both candidates want heads? Is there a coin toss on who gets the head or tail?
Medina’s opponent, Jose Cornejo, accepted the lost to the 40-year-old schoolteacher that will now head the small town of Pillpinto, which is near the tourist center of Cusco. The Associated Press reports that Medina, the electoral winner or the coin toss victor (yeah, I think that’s more appropriate) said, “he’ll work to earn voters’ trust”. I’m sure both Medina and Cornejo will practice coin toss tactics for the next mayoral elections as well.