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Last news on the presidential elections in Peru

Peru has a very interesting democratic history; in this country, many things have happened since the time of the Incas and later the emancipation of the Spanish when democracy was established
Once the Spanish went out, Peru had its first democracy and after some governments, not so good, arrived Velasco Alvarado, a military tired of the right-wing governments, made a coup with a lot of changes with no so good success. After Velasco came the Democracy up to the moment of Alberto Fujimori who was in the power for 11 years and that who helped to the big businessmen and neglected those in need and that after many mistakes he had to flee to Japan
For the last 20 years and after Fujimori Peru has had the long-awaited democracy but that they happened with governments in the great majority corrupt and that definitely forgot the needy
In that way, the present presidential elections arrived with polarized offers that in one side is Keiko Fujimori, daughter of Alberto of the ultra-right trend and on the other side, Pedro Castillo a simple village professor with very leftist tendencies

After the first round with 22 candidates, the past June 6th, the second electoral round was held, leaving Fujimori and Castillo to define the presidency and that until now the winner is not able to define due to many accusations of fraud and leaving the country and leaving a polarized country
As Router says: “Peru’s electoral board said on Thursday it was working at top speed to check contested votes from the June 6 presidential election to be able to “promptly” declare the final results and end swirling tension and uncertainty.
Jorge Salas, president of the National Elections Jury, said in a message on Twitter that the organization’s full staff would be working through the weekend to ensure the checking of contested votes was “expedited.”
Jorge Salas, president of the National Elections Jury, said in a message on Twitter that the organization’s full staff would be working through the weekend to ensure the checking of contested votes was “expedited.”
Socialist Pedro Castillo claimed victory this week after the vote count gave him a slender lead over right-wing rival Keiko Fujimori. But Fujimori has not conceded and has vowed to fight on, alleging electoral fraud for which her party has provided scant evidence.

Electoral experts said the work of checking the disputed votes could take days or even weeks, given that Fujimori’s party has asked for the annulment of some 900 voting tables.
It has also raised questions about the possibility of a new wave of leftist governments in South America, with elections due in the coming 18 months in Chile, Colombia and Brazil. Like Peru, all have been marked by increasingly polarized politics and economic issues exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Castillo has insisted he is no communist and will use democratic means to redistribute wealth. However, his pledges to renegotiate mining taxes and tear up the country’s constitution have alarmed investors.
In the 2011 and 2016 elections, contests in which Fujimori also ran and lost, the official announcement of the winner took until the end of June, with fewer contested votes.
Castillo has in recent days held meetings with presidential candidates who ran in the election’s first round, other political party representatives, and civil society groups in a bid to build bridges as he looks to form a government. In a note on Thursday, JP Morgan said the more “moderate message” delivered by Castillo and his team since the vote has lowered collective blood pressure.
And as CNN says: With all polling station records processed, data from the Peruvian electoral authority, ONPE, on Thursday evening showed left-wing populist candidate Pedro Castillo had won 50.179% of the vote. His right-wing rival Keiko Fujimori received 49.821%. The two were separated by fewer than 63,000 votes.
Turnout was little over 74%. Peru has a population of about 33 million.
And in the words of The Guardian: Orderly regime change. Peru was on a knife-edge on Friday as its electoral board reviewed ballots cast in the presidential election, after a challenge to the tally by the losing candidate Keiko Fujimori. The final tally gave the leftist teacher Pedro Castillo a razor-thin 50.17% to 49.83% advantage over his rightwing rival Fujimori, which amounts to about 60,000 votes
In spite of the pandemic, Castillo campaigned across the rural Andes mountains, even on horseback, promising there would be “no more poor people in a rich country” and to form a constituent assembly to write a new “people’s” constitution.
Finally, without having the final number of votes cast to declare the next president of Peru, the people follow the expectation. On July 28, the new president would be sworn in.

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