The presidential candidate of the Peru Libre Organization, Pedro Castillo, won the election on the far-right for Popular Power, Keiko Fujimori, after the National Office for Electoral Operations (ONPE) captured 100 percent of the minutes.
After completing the accounting process, Castillo leads the results with 50.12 percent, accounting for 8,835,579 votes; While Fujimori received 49.87 percent, which equals 8,791,521 votes.
The far-right candidate and daughter of former dictator Alberto Fujimori, a few days after authorities finished tallying the record, requested cancellations at 802 polling stations for alleged fraud she had never argued.
On this Tuesday, June 15th, we culminated in accounting for 86,488 electoral records for the second presidential election.https://t.co/e6qgz6oMSH
– ONPE (ONPE_oficial) June 15, 2021
Given Fujimori’s persistent accusations of defeating the electoral system, Castillo asked the National Elections Arbitration Commission (JNE) to enforce the will of the Peruvian people.
“The call for elections to cancel (…) continues to be called, we are anxiously awaiting the result,” said Peruvian candidate Lieber.
A new time has begun. Millions of Peruvians have stood up for their dignity and justice. Thank you to the people of all Peru who have given me their confidence in their diversity and historical strength. My government will be indebted to all citizens.#WordofMaster pic.twitter.com/sOt6GResPI
– Pedro Castillo Terones (@PedroCastilloTe) June 15, 2021
Peruvians are waiting for the JNE to officially announce Castillo as the country’s new president.
Castillo urged his political opponents to accept the election results and not plunge the country into a sea of uncertainty, adding that “democracy has rules and deadlines that we must all respect.”
With the participation of 1,885,616 citizens, the rural area was crucial to Castillo in the victory over Fujimori, which has the support of Peru’s business and media.
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