Socialist Point Pedro Castillo, who led the counting of votes in Peru’s presidential election, called for unity on Friday, finally outlining some plans for a government. While waiting for the official announcement of the winner of the election.
The announcement of the next president was delayed The suspension of one of the four members of the Electoral Arbitration Council will not resolve the demands for the cancellation of the right-wing Keiko Fujimori vote., Which reported fraud without additional evidence.
Castillo, a 51-year-old elementary school teacher and son of a farmer, has begun to act as if he is already president, meeting with various leaders of other political parties during the week.
On Thursday he left Following a 6-year-old boy, the only death toll from a magnitude 6 earthquake the previous night was when he traveled to the southern city of Cusco this Friday. Attend a meeting of regional governors located in southeastern Peru, where he criticized the historic government centralism towards the capital, Lima.
“Inside Peru there are other types of countries, it’s different, it’s many, it’s many races, that’s why we are here”, “he said. Castillo said at the event that he was invited by the union of regional officials.
“On this walk There are no more losers or winners, today we are a family, today the Peruvian people should order us to start with this development record“, He said.
Left-wing candidate With only 40,058 votes ahead of Fujimori in the June 6 election, Has filed legal appeals to cancel 200,000 votes claiming there were incorrect signatures on the ballot, most of them in rural and poor areas, where the daughter of imprisoned former President Alberto Fujimori did not get much support.
The polarized election has deeply divided the bigots and supporters of both candidates clashed with flags and banners on Thursday. They were dressed in front of the headquarters of the Electoral Arbitration Council in Lima. New marches on both sides are scheduled for Saturday.
“I can’t go any further Despite the elected government, we are waiting for the arbitrator to say the last word, and I will say it when I have the official document, because there is more to do. “Castillo broadcast his speech live on local television.
The interim president was at a meeting of governors in Cusco on Thursday Francisco Sagasti, who hopes to hand over the post to his successor on July 28 for a five-year term.
Said Castillo He will not abandon his plan to rewrite the constitution, which is an election campaign opportunity to strengthen the role of the state and keep a greater share of the profits of the mining companies., Which nervous investors and shook the markets.
“We are not going to change the language, we are not going to change the message, on the contrary As Regional Governors, I urge you to be the first to be invited to participate in the next National Constituent Assembly. “Castillo said.
International observers in Lima have said that, including the work of the Organization of American States (OAS) Elections in Peru are transparent. The European Union (EU) has said in a statement that the United States has denied the allegations in a statement issued Friday stating “Similar, baseless allegations concerning Russia’s intelligence have been made more than once.
Meanwhile, from the Fujimori party, there is the country’s political, economic and business elite supporting the conservative candidate. It asked the government to ask the OAS to audit the electoral process following the example of the 2019 Bolivian elections.
With information from Reuters and EFE
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