After more than a month of crisis, Pedro Castillo is celebrating his election as President of Peru this Monday (19). – Photo: AP Photo / Guadeloupe Prado
It was in the castle Peru announces new president Monday night (19) after more than 40 days of elections. the reason Keiko Fujimori, Opposition candidate, presented resources. Until all these requests were evaluated and ended without pointing out any fraud, Peruvian justice could not officially declare the victory of the Left candidate. The inauguration is scheduled for July 28.
The new Peruvian president was born in Pune, a small Andean town in the province of Chota. Locals usually wear a wide-brimmed hat, as Castillo wore on his travels And the only presidential debate that took place during this campaign. He went to vote on horseback in the Andean region of Cajamarca, where he lives.
The elected president was recognized nationally in 2017, After leading a three-month teachers’ strike demanding a pay rise for teachers. In the campaign, he promised to increase the number of public professors and “give access to universities” – Its symbol was a pencil.
Castillo’s vote in the first round was very strong in the interior of the country, poor and mostly in the agricultural provinces, which is repeated in the second round. But he has a huge rejection in the capital, Lima, and in the country’s largest cities.
Pedro Castillo, President-elect of Peru, awaits court decision June 15 in photo – Photo: Martin Mejia / Archivo / AP Photo
Even at the beginning of the campaign to deactivate the Constitutional Court, Castillo promised that the country’s Supreme Court would prevent “massive corruption.” He also threatened that Congress would end his plans if the legislators did not approve his plans.
During the presidential race, Castillo changed his tune and promised to follow through when the constitution came into force but said he would seek a new constitutional assembly if elected.
Castillo takes a more conservative stance on rituals: He refused to legalize abortion, focused on gender in education, and was reluctant to recognize the rights of sexual minorities.