The election results in Peru leave little margin between bad and worse. With the streets exploding between opposing sentiments from the right and the left as if the election campaign was still going on even though the polls had already produced the final result, Both candidates claim victory. The leftist, Pedro Castillo, claims the strength that gives him a recount advantage of 44,000 votes ahead of his rival, the right-wing candidate, Keiko Fujimori, who claims these extra votes are the result of fraud. But the outcome will not be determined by what opinion polls say, but by an electoral court that has been debating and fighting for three weeks over the validity or invalidity of certain ballot papers, a celebration that further polarizes the country.
In these times, with companies dedicated to interpreting reality in the headlines, without nuances, what was at stake in Peru was an extreme candidate. Pedro Castillo has been heralded as the future Maduro of Latin America, and although he has denied being a Chavista, The urban elite of LimaIncluding the mainstream media, it is hopelessly ranked at a number that will make Peru descend into communist hell. As an antidote, the elites support the daughter of Alberto Fujimori, the once great president who is now in prison.
There is no alternative, presidential regimes and more when you decide two rounds leave plenty of room for populism of all kinds. It happened in the United States where a Cuomo is an outsider, Donald Trump She managed to occupy the White House, which happens more often in Latin America, where society is more divided with millions of people outside the system.
The electoral jury has so far found no signs of fraud and has not been condemned by international observers, so what is left? Your decision is not difficultThe difficult thing with splitting the country in two, is to legitimize the government, while risking a new state in the region one step from the abyss.
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