How is running life in Peru with the new presidential election?

elections in peru

This beautiful country has had some turbulences during the past presidential elections.

After having more than 20 candidates, in the end he was left with only two applicants; on one side was Keiko Fujimori, well known for her father who was president and then herself who ran several times to be president, without success and on the other side, Pedro Castillo, the candidate who offers to get very close to the people and to the less
advantaged and poor people and with markedly leftist tendencies As BBC News said: Pedro Castillo gains Last-minute lead. Mrs. Fujimori had been leading since the official count began, but as results from rural areas – where support for Mr Castillo is strong – started to come in, the gap between them narrowed. She did raise concerns of “irregularities” and “signs of fraud”, but provided no details.

As you can imagine, this enigmatic and incredible country had some time of uncertainty with some demonstrations and marches of disagreement from both sides Also, and as The Guardian said: After nearly two months of waiting, amid baseless claims of fraud and even rumblings of a military coup, Pedro Castillo become Peru’s president.
The son of illiterate peasant farmers, Castillo’s rise to the top on Peru’s 200th anniversary of independence is hugely symbolic, but he will face huge challenges to unite the country.

Castillo’s razor-thin win has split the country between those who back his pledge to overhaul politics and the economic system to tackle poverty and inequality, and others who fear his presidency will upturn Peru’s market-friendly economy and even threaten its democracy.

Being Peru a country of more than 31millions of inhabitants, has large and marked social and economic differences. There have always been businessmen who mostly cared about their benefit and very little interest in the needy population, and right-wing governments followed the same trend.

Similarly, The Economist mentioned: Peru’s left-wing new president pushes for a new constitution. But it remains unclear how radical Pedro Castillo can be. His inaugural speech was generally moderate in tone, promising “responsible change” in the economy and more money for health care and education. But he insisted that he will seek to install a
constituent assembly.

On the other hand, amid the Covid 19 and thankfully better management of the health sector, more vaccines and less infections; Peruvian stability is gradually settling down, but without having a very clear picture of what the internal and local policies will be like, since the different ministries that manage the important areas of the country, it seems, are not in the right hands.

There are important sectors in the country that will define its future. As the most important sample, is the economic future having the country been a model of growth in recent times.

Fortunately, and by the moment, the Peruvian central reserve bank President Julio Velarde has agreed to stay on for an extra term, a move poised to calm markets rattled by the election of the country’s new left-wing president.

In these two hundred years that the republic has fulfilled; the great opportunity to imagine together with the country we want to be and embark on the path to make it a reality, in order to reach 2021 sure that there is much to commemorate and also much to strengthen and build.

And it is that we cannot ignore the signs that show us a fragmented country, corroded by corruption and the devastation of the environment, in which people resist respecting those who think differently and where one in three citizens does not trust the other. We know, from our history, that a country is not liberated if it does not confront what is holding it down. But the Peruvian people is very strong and they will get the best for the country

Finally, despite so many changes and developments in the country; the vast majority of sectors are working almost 100%

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