The representative of the radical left party “Free Peru” Pedro Castillo wins the presidential elections. This is reported by TASS with reference to the data of the National Office of Electoral Processes of the Republic. At the moment, about 99.3% of ballots have been counted.
How the votes were distributed:
- Pedro Castillo (“Free Peru”) – 50.2% (8.8 million votes),
- Keiko Fujimori (People’s Power) – 49.8% (8.7 million votes).
Argentine President Alberto Fernandez and Bolivian President Luis Arce have already congratulated Mr. Castillo on his election victory. At the same time, the Peruvian Foreign Ministry protested, indicating that the final results have not yet been announced,
As a reminder, on November 9, 2020, the Peruvian Congress impeached President Martin Vizcarra. He was accused of bribery while serving as governor of the Mokegua region in 2011-2014. Manuel Merino became the president. He resigned on November 15 following the deaths of two people during the crackdown on protests against the government. After that, the center-right Francisco Sagasti was elected by the Congress of Peru to the post of speaker of parliament and took the place of president.