Castillo asks not to fall into provocations from those who want to see Peru in chaos | News

The presidential candidate Pedro Castillo, who this Thursday surpasses his opponent for Fuerza Popular, Keiko Fujimori, in the vote counting of the second round of elections held last Sunday in Peru, asked his supporters not to fall for provocations.


Pedro Castillo leads the elections in Peru

Castillo, from the Peru Libre party and who has 50.2 percent of the votes counted, issued a tweet on Wednesday in which he expressed: “Dear brothers and sisters: I thank those who continue to resist in the streets.”

“Let’s not fall for provocations from those who want to see this country in chaos. Therefore, we make a call for peace and tranquility. Let us continue firm and happy in this final fight that belongs to all Peruvians, ”said the 51-year-old primary school teacher.

Castillo has 71,441 votes ahead of the right-wing Keiko Fujimori on Thursday, with 99,998 percent of the electoral records processed and 99,129 percent of the records counted.

The presidential candidate of Fuerza Popular and daughter of former president Alberto Fujimori (1990-2000) announced on Wednesday that she asked the National Elections Jury (JNE) to annul some 200,000 votes in regions where Castillo received overwhelming support.

Keiko argued that 802 electoral records allegedly show irregularities, in addition to the fact that “table fraud” committed by Peru Libre officials had occurred.

Castillo receives international recognition

The Labor Party (PT), led by former Brazilian president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, congratulated Castillo on Wednesday for his virtual victory in the ballot held the previous Sunday.

“Congratulations to Pedro Castillo, from the Peru Libre Party, for the victory in the presidential elections,” said the leader of the PT, Gleisi Hoffmann, on her Twitter account.

The Spanish party Podemos also celebrated the victory of Peru Libre and applauded the Peruvian people, “who choose to leave behind the legacy of Fujimori in favor of democracy and social justice. Progressive advances in Latin America are consolidated ”, he pointed out.

Similarly, in a statement, the left-wing group Frente Guasu, from Paraguay, sent its congratulations and “our fraternal embrace, both to Professor Pedro Castillo and to the thousands of men and women who made this historic triumph possible.”

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