Peru: Fujimori cries electoral fraud – and unleashes torrent of racism

Claims of rightwing candidate, trailing Pedro Castillo in the polls, emboldens far right, who have vowed not to accept result The prospect of the son of illiterate Andean peasants becoming president as his rival cries fraud has shaken Peru’s entrenched class system and its fragile democracy, letting loose a torrent of racism in the bicentennialContinue reading “Peru: Fujimori cries electoral fraud – and unleashes torrent of racism”

Peru: Leftist Castillo wins popular vote in presidential race

Leftist candidate Pedro Castillo has won the most votes in Peru’s close-run presidential run-off election. With all ballots now counted, Mr Castillo has just over 50% of the votes – 44,000 more than right-wing contender Keiko Fujimori. But Mr Castillo cannot be declared the winner until electoral authorities have finished processing a slew of legalContinue reading “Peru: Leftist Castillo wins popular vote in presidential race”

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