Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha looks at the implications of Pedro Castillo’s victory in the Peruvian elections and its wider ramifications on the continent as a whole
Many progressive leaders of the Latin American and Caribbean region believe that Castillo will strengthen regional integration and the anti-imperialist movement in the region.
In his first speech as president, peasant and public school teacher Pedro Castillo stressed that his government will prioritize the needs of the historically marginalized sectors and outlined a series of progressive reforms to transform the country
Pedro Castillo of the left-wing Free Peru party won the run-off elections with 50.126% of the votes, receiving 44,263 more votes than his opponent Keiko Fujimori of the far-right Popular Force party
The campaign to overturn Peru’s presidential election results is one of “unconventional warfare.”
Pedro Castillo of the left-wing Free Peru party won the second round of presidential elections but his opponent has refused to concede and the National Jury of Elections (JNE) has not yet proclaimed him as winner.
Right-wing Keiko Fujimori from Popular Force is still refusing to concede. Castillo won the elections with a margin of at least 44,000 votes.
According to the official results announced by the Peruvian Electoral Authority – ONPE, Pedro Castillo of the Perú Libre party has won the elections with 50.137% votes.
While by all accounts, Pedro Castillo won the second round presidential elections, his adversary has refused to concede, and many fear that tensions could escalate with the help of Peru’s loyal right and the newly appointed US ambassador
Within the candidacy and project of Pedro Castillo and the Free Peru party, many of the historically marginalized sectors are finding new found hope and inspiration.
500 years of colonial history, 200 years of life as a republic, and 40 years of experience of the rural and urban peasant patrols movement, to understand a subject and a process that come from afar
According to the opinion poll conducted by Ipsos Peru, Pedro Castillo is leading the voting intention with 42% of the votes, while his rival Keiko Fujimori follows him with 31% of the votes