LIMA – Thousands of Peruvians took to the streets on Tuesday to denounce the uncertainty surrounding the outcome of the presidential election a month ago, while the confirmation of the left-wing Punty Castillo was delayed by the election protests of his conservative rival. Keiko Fujimori.
Castillo’s supporters, carrying colorful Andean flags, marched towards Congress with photos of the former Socialist professor, Wifala, demanding that his narrow 44,000-vote lead be maintained.
Across the city, supporters of Keiko Fujimori rallied in support of his voter fraud allegations and tried to cancel some of the ballots, a pressure maintained by his party, despite election observers claiming the vote was conducted cleanly.
“Peru wants a president, and here we have chosen Professor Point Pedro Castillo,” Santos Chavezra, head of a rural protection group known as Rondas Campesinas, said during a rally. – We will protect this popular option.
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Castillo, the 51-year-old son of a farmer, took the lead in the race on June 6, shaking up Peru’s political and business establishment with a promise to change the constitution of the copper-rich Andean country and raise taxes on mining.
Election officials examine the ballot after Fujimori’s challenges It is said to be a fraud without strong evidence. With the inauguration of the new president on July 28, the process must be completed before the decision can be confirmed.
– The game is not over, there is no winner yet. We are waiting for this decision, ”Fujimori was surrounded by his supporters in another part of the capital.
The interim government rejected Keiko’s request for an international vote.