Supporters of thousands of opponents Pedro Castillo e Keiko Fujimori This Saturday (26), he took to the streets Another day awaiting the official announcement of the Presidential election results And FIG Peru, In a blur lasting 20 days.
In Peru, Castillo celebrates victory, but complains about Fujimori fraud
The June 6 vote ended in a very sharp and forward rift for socialist Pedro Castillo, but right-wing candidate Keiko Fujimori is questioning the validity of a batch of votes. Learn more from the video above.
Castillo’s supporters march near the headquarters of the Electoral Court in central Lima. Protesters raised posters demanding the victory of the Left candidate. The vote count ended with 44,000 votes in front. Some have accused Keiko, the daughter of former dictator Alberto Fujimori, of plotting to overthrow the coup plot.
Keiko Fujimori’s supporters urge people to ‘respect my vote’ during a protest in Lima, Peru on Saturday (26) – Photo: Gerardo Marin / Reuters
Nearby, thousands of Keiko Fujimori supporters carried flags and set up a platform for the candidate to speak. Right-wing extremists accuse Castillo of rigging votes and hold up “No to Communism” posters – Left candidate already He declared that he was not a communist.
So far no irregularities have been proven, and so have international observers USA, They said The election went clean as a “model of democracy.”.
Leftist Pedro Castillo and right-winger Keiko Fujimori run in the second round of the presidential election in Peru – Photo: Ernesto Benavides / AFP, Gian Masco / AFP
The Peruvian election process has been even more tense this week, with one of the four judges reviewing the batch of votes questioned by Keiko resigned from his post. The more right-wing deployed magistrate saw this as a ploy to delay the declaration of results.
The court inaugurated the new judge this Saturday. National Election Jury President George Salas criticized the obstruction efforts. “Electoral justice cannot be undermined or prevented, much less at this stage,” he said.
“These disruptive arts will not thrive,” Salas warned.
The review of the questioned ballots will continue from Monday. Official results will be announced only after a thorough review.