The right-wing populist candidate led by 52.9% of the vote in the first official part of the Peruvian presidential election on Sunday.
Right-wing populist candidate Keiko Fujimori leads with 52.9% of the votes in the first official part of the presidential election held in Peru on Sunday, June 6, and his radical left-wing rival Pedro Castillo The announced vote rate was 47.09% of the electoral authority (ONPE). ONPE director Piero Corvetto detailed that the count covers 42% of the 86,488 polling stations.
Experts predict that the voting results will be very close. On April 11, among the 18 candidates, the two winners of the first round pledged earlier in the day that they would respect the ballot box verdict.
“We will respect” In the counting of votes, 51-year-old Castillo wore a white hat typical of his hometown when voting. “Regardless of the result, I will respect public opinion”, Added MI The 46-year-old Fujimori voted in a district of the capital.
The daughter of former President Alberto Fujimori (1990-2000) is serving 25 years in prison for corruption and crimes against humanity. After two consecutive losses in 2011 and 2016, she climbed for the third time in the second round. In former President Pedro In the last presidential election won by Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, she did not realize her failure “Error”.
Since the coronavirus has caused more than 184,000 deaths, making this Andean country the fifth most deadly in the world, voters are in a dilemma between the two extremes where they do not know themselves, especially worried about the alarming number of this epidemic.
Even if these two frankly opposed candidates call for unity, the post-election campaign may be difficult because each camp has heightened fear and divided the country. The future president will have to take urgent measures to overcome the pandemic, economic recession, and long-term institutional instability in the country’s 2020 GDP decline of 11.12%. In April, and the customary situation alliance that led to the dismissal of two presidents: Pedro Pablo Kuczynski in 2018 and Martin Vizcarra, his successor in 2020.
The new president will take office on July 28 to commemorate the bicentennial of Peru’s independence and will succeed interim President Francisco Sagasti, who urges his fellow citizens “Respect seriously the wishes expressed in the ballot box”If he wins, Keiko Fujimori will become the first female president of Peru and the first female president of the United States to inherit the family dynasty.