Peru This Monday marked the beginning of another week of uncertainty and pressure National Election Referee (JNE), which is mandatory Solve voting challenges and announce the winner of the June 6 ballot Between right Keiko Fujimori And left-wing Point Pedro Castillo.
Eight days after the election, JNE has come under criticism from the Fujimori side, Its chairman, George Louis Salas, Warns of resolving challenges for entire polling stations “Some Minimum Time”, Without giving a date to issue a judgment.
FujimoriIf he does not win the presidency, who will go to trial for money laundering? He denounced the “fraud” and called on JNE to legalize the cancellation of 151 of the 802 polling stations he wanted., Though According to OAS observers, the vote was clean and “without serious irregularities”.
In addition, Fujimori’s lawyer, Fursa Popular, Do miracles deserve it, Told to do one this MondayTo “audit” the process of digitizing the voting table, In the new question of the Election Commission (ONPE) Castillo, Which competed only 14 tables before JNE, Ask for “silence” To his supporters, I feel successful.
ONPE organizes elections and counts votes, JNE solves challenges and announces the winner.
Bachelet fears “social breakdown”
UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Michael Bachelet, Expressed her Anxiety Due to the tension in Peru after this Monday’s election.
“I am anxious to see how it should be a celebration of democracy Focus on section, This creates a growing fracture in the Peruvian community, ”Bachelet said in a statement.
Chile argued, “Election agencies and their decisions must be respected and considered. If the rules of democracy are not adopted before and after elections, social harmony can be dangerously broken.
“I must respect reflection, peace and democratic values and respect for non-discrimination, as well as the protection of human rights, all of which are essential for coexistence in a society as rich and pluralistic as Peru,” he concluded.
The latest ONPE count was 48,000 votes for Castillo (50.13% against Fujimori 49.86%) with 99.94% of the vote. So now the whole process depends on JNE deciding to announce the winner.
JNE, which has been reviewing the challenges since Thursday. There is no deadline to pronounce, But analysts believe it should be rushed to end the uncertainty, which is fueling tensions in the country.
At the public hearing, JNE reviewed the 10-minute competitive schedule on Monday, but did not know how many of the total 165 were to be resolved.
If this process continues until July 28, When the term of interim President Francisco Chastity expires, The incoming leader of the Congress can accept the post and call new electionsFormer legislator Vector Andres Garcia Belande told a local channel on Sunday.
Peruvian Nobel Prize Mario Vargas Losa, Which said Sunday it supports Fujimori from Spain The challenges posed by the JNE candidate should be evaluated, But he was wary of “fraud” allegations.
“The word fraud is a very dangerous word […], Maybe it would be prudent, while JNE does not pronounce itself and should not use the word fraud“, He said in an interview Canal n. “Failure […]Whatever it is, it will be highly criticized. ” The writer, in his opinion, reiterated it A Castillo victory is a “disaster” for Peru.
There will be huge benches in the new Congress Free Peru, Castillo’s party (37 seats), and Famous force, From Fujimori (24), for a total of 130 people.
That is what it means The new president should seek alliances to pass laws (66 votes) Or to save themselves from poverty, The fastest procedure in Peru requires 87 votes.
Fujimori and his legal case
Anti-corruption lawyer Fujimori was remanded in custody on Thursday, Accused of violating his parole rules in an illegal contribution case from a Brazilian construction company Odebrecht.
Tax claim, It will be decided by the court on June 21, In a country steeped in political upheaval with three presidents in five days in November 2020, added fuel to the fire amid slow exploration.
(With information from AFP)