Ipsos said that the radical left candidate Pedro Castillo will compete with the conservative party Keiko Fujimori in the second round of presidential elections in Peru in June. The previous Sunday election has counted two-thirds of the vote.
Castillo, a 51-year-old union leader and elementary school teacher, won 18.6% of the votes, while 14.5% of the votes went to the imprisoned daughter of former President Albert Fujimori (Albert Fujimori) Fujimori.
Castillo promised to amend the Constitution of the Andean country to weaken the business elite and allow the state to play a greater leading role in the fields of mining, oil, hydroelectric power, natural gas, and communications.
Faced with the free market, Fujimori is a politician who provoked differences. His father was jailed for violating human rights. She herself spent some time in detention and charged with accepting a bribe of US$1.2 million from the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht, but she denied it.
The results of the opinion poll of freelance economists showed that Hernando de Soto and Fujimori ranked second, falling to fourth with only 10.8% of the vote. According to Ipsos, the far-right candidate Rafael Lopez Aliaga ranked third with 11.9% of the vote.
The celebration began after Castil’s leadership was confirmed in the export polls and lasted until late at night when he spent the night in his hometown of Cajamarci in northern Peru.
“I am grateful for the achievements of the Peruvians,” Castillo, who wears a cowboy hat as his trademark, told supporters when he took a poll. “I have been seeking calmness until the final result.”
According to the export poll, the teacher won the most votes in the five poorest regions in Peru.
He announced the revision of the 27-year constitution, which was a key request of young protesters who launched anti-government demonstrations last year. He said that he would keep his teacher’s salary and cut the salary of members of Congress.
Peru is responding to the second round of the coronavirus pandemic. There were 384 deaths on Saturday and a new daily record for blacks was reported.