After counting nearly 94% of the votes, Pedro Castillo counted 19% of the votes, and Keiko Fujimori voted 13%. More than 17% of voters cast blank or invalid ballots into the ballot box.
Surprisingly, the first round of elections held on April 11 was disgusted with the Peruvian political system. Peruvians had no expectations of this, and their political system was plagued by corruption. Pedro Castillo, 51, is a representative of the radical left, and the voters are little known. A few weeks ago, his voting intention was only 3% to 4%. However, he was the first to qualify for the second round of 19% voting on Sunday night. It wasn’t until the afternoon of Monday, April 12, that the face of her competitor, the populist Keiko Fujimori (definitely the daughter of the former dictator, Keizo Fujiwara (1990-2000), who won 13% of the vote) appeared.
As analysts expected, the vote (which also extended the seats of 130 members of Congress) was extremely scattered among the 18 presidential candidates. As the country passed the worst of the pandemic (an average of 300 deaths per day), Peruvians voted half-heartedly and faced oxygen shortages.
Pedro Castillo, a teacher and union leader from the Cajamarca (Northern) region, was widely known in other parts of the country during the 2017 faculty strike. At the time of the election, this free electronic device was anchored to the Peru Libre party’s left-wing Marxist-Leninist party, claiming to represent “Deep Peru” to defend the anti-new road map. He is also left-leaning on economic issues-he calls for the establishment of more countries to nationalize mines or oil, and hopes to formulate a new constitution to replace the private sector that is based on the 1993 constitution-and rights on social issues -This is everyone’s anti-abortion or anti-marriage.
“A surprise, but not a wave! The grumpy political scientist Paula Munoz of the University of the Pacific. The fact that no candidate could assemble 20% in the first round fully illustrates the degree of dissatisfaction of Peruvians with politics. Especially because more than 17% of voters, like Cristian, voted blank or invalid in the ballot box, meeting in front of the polling station in the working-class area of Lima, they prefer to vote in Lima. “Policy scourge” Accused of crime “Stealing money from Peruvians”.
“All rotten” got rich overnight, when all the former presidents elected since 2001 were prosecuted-the Brazilian company Odebrecht under investigation paid bribes to Latin American leaders-Americans-and most of them were preventing The prison (former president Alan Garcia) committed suicide before being arrested in 2019.
under these circumstances, “Pedro Castillo has benefited from several advantages: he is not from Lima but from the provinces, he is a newcomer. – He has never been a candidate – And he came from a very humble social background. It speaks to people and they can recognize”, Analysis of P. Munoz. The region where he got the most votes is the Andes region, marked by poverty or extreme poverty, for example, he is in the Apurimac region (South) in the southern region. In the capital Lima, more than 50% of the votes barely reached 8%. “Suffering from the inland cries of secular relegation”Estimated by Daniel Parodi, a historian at the Catholic University of Peru (PUCP).
Keiko Fujimori is a well-known figure among Peruvians, and the candidate ran for president for the third time. She embodies authoritarian, conservative and populist rights. In March 2021, an anti-corruption judge imposed more than 30 years of imprisonment on him, especially for money laundering and organized crime, which was part of his previous campaign to conceal funds.
Nicknamed “Keiko”, she should ally with two other right-wing candidates behind her in the second round, the latter each receiving nearly 12% of the vote, Hernando de Soto (extreme right) and Rafael Rafael Lopez Aliaga (far right). According to Daniel Parodi (Daniel Parodi), despite the separate application, they will still: “The Three Faces of Fujitsu Doctrine”.
Will the election end the political war between Congress and the executives, which has plunged Peru into a deadly state of instability with the four presidents in five years? Nothing is more certain than this. What has emerged seems to be a new period of instability, and it will be difficult for the future president to gain a majority in Congress, especially if the leftists come to power (only 35 representatives).
The two-round battle between the two rounds of candidates will be fierce. If Keiko (Keiko) is a divisive character, the past experience is heavy and beyond his core, but it has caused a lot of rejection, “Castillo, frighten conservatives with anti-systematic discourse”, Mr. Parodi said. The next president will inherit a country that has dangerously weakened democracy, because Peru celebrates its 200th anniversary of independence this year.