The left-wing candidate Pedro Castillo was finally confirmed as the next president of Peru. He will be sworn in next week after experiencing one of the longest and most fierce election battles in the country’s history.
National Election Jury Confirmation Castillo’s victory In a televised speech on Monday night more than six weeks after the second round of voting. Keiko Fujimori, Castillo’s only competitor in the presidential campaign, grudgingly admitted that she had failed, saying that she would “recognize the result because this is the law and constitution that I vowed to defend the order”.
However, Fujimori described JNE’s statement as “illegal” and stated that she claimed that the election fraud that led to Castillo’s vote “will be exposed.”
In an attack on Castillo and Vladimir Theron, Fujimori, the hardline Marxist leader of his party and the daughter of the country’s former dictator Alberto Fujimori, warned that Peru is starting a dangerous situation. New chapter.
“It will be difficult because communism will not give up after seizing power,” she said. “But I am absolutely certain that the Peruvians will not allow Pedro Castillo and Vladimir Theron to turn Peru into Cuba or Venezuela.”
The Peruvian election authorities stated a few weeks ago that Fujimori Lost the final on June 6th With 44,000 votes, or 49.9% advantage over 50.1%. The European Union, the Organization of American States, and the United States said the election was fair.Washington to Make a call The polls are “a model of democracy in the region.”
But like the echo of Donald Trump in the U.S. presidential election last year, Fujimori insisted The victorious Free Peru Party cheated. Her lawyers bombed JNE with objections, forcing the agency to painstakingly review votes from all over the country and delaying the official announcement of the winner.
Analysts consulted by the British “Financial Times” said that lawyers have provided some evidence of violations, but they are not enough to have a meaningful impact on the results.
“There is no evidence of fraud. There is nothing,” said David Surmont, a professor of political science at the Catholic University of Lima. “In a world where everyone has a mobile phone, if there is fraud, it will now appear on social media, but it is not the case. Her narrative is 100% fake news.”
Castillo, 51, a rural elementary school teacher, emerged from obscurity and won the election. Attracting the poor in Peru, Especially in remote villages in the Andes and Amazon Basin. His campaign slogan-“There are no more poor people in rich countries”-resonated with many people.
The prospect of his victory pushed the Peruvian Sol to the U.S. dollar exchange rate to unprecedented lows. Despite repeated interventions by the central bank, Castillo has lost 9% of its value since it became a potential election winner in April. The wealthy Peruvians have transferred their funds abroad.
Castillo denied that he was a Marxist, but his critics pointed to Theron’s influence on the party.
Cerrón is a Cuban-trained doctor who was barred from political participation due to corruption convictions. He is the author of the notorious manifesto, which praises Daniel Ortega Hugo Chavez and Nicolas Maduro in Nicaragua and Venezuela. It warned foreign companies in Peru that they would have to give most of their profits to the state and face confiscation if they refused.
Since then, Castillo has distanced himself from the document and moved closer to the more moderate left, despite his insistence that he will try to rewrite the country’s 1993 constitution.
In Peru’s shattered Congress, his party will only hold 37 of the 130 seats, and it may be difficult to govern. The country’s constitution also applies to politicians who impeach the president-Castillo will become the fifth leader in five years.
He will take office on July 28, the 200th anniversary of Peru’s independence from Spanish rule.