With about 80 percent of polling stations examined in Peru, Pedro Castillo He is the safest candidate in the second round The presidential elections that took place yesterday, which are still in the process of counting the votes, as the dispute revolves around the quota on the ballot between Hernando de Soto and Keiko Fujimori.
According to lOfficial results of the National Office of Electoral Processes (ONPE) in Peru, the far-left candidate of the Peru Liberian Bloc, Pedro Castillo So far, he has garnered 18.209 percent of the vote Valid.
While the fight for second place on the ballot takes place intensely in the early hours, it was De Soto, of Avanza País, the one who came close to participating in the ballot, but now it’s Fujimori, of Fuerza Popular, who scored 13,192 percent of the votes cast. Made by Peruvians yesterday, while the former mentioned with 12,287 percent.
Another candidate also seeking the presidency in Peru is Rafael Lopez Aliaga, who has so far garnered 12,138 percent of the vote. In this election, as other positions were also voted in, 18 candidates were nominated for the office of president.
Peru is seeking to obtain New democratically elected presidentThis is because it is currently temporarily led by Francisco Sagasti, after dismissals and scandals in the political class.
So far, by royal decree, the second presidential round is scheduled to take place on June 6, even when the country is hit by the severe impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic.
In political affairs, the Peruvian Congress will remain fragmented, With 11 parties with representationWhile now the expectation and the surprise are in the percentage obtained by the far-left candidate.
Among the promises of Castillo’s campaign were Drafting a new constitution To weaken the business elite and give the state a dominant role in the economy.
He also promised to end the corruption endured by the last four presidents in Peru, slash the salaries of public servants and renegotiate contracts with extractive companies to gain more benefits for the population. Peru is the second largest copper producer in the world.
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