Former Peruvian vice president Pedro Castillo has taken a lighter but ahead of his right-wing counterpart Keiko Fujimori on Monday, but the results highly researched research be too close to call.
With over 95% of the vote, Castillo looked ahead to Fujimori and 50.2% supported him more than 49.8%.
Sunday’s expulsion came after years of political unrest in Peru, which is also difficult to deal with. exacerbation of COVID-19 disease and mortality rates and similar economic losses. The world last week reports the highest manifestation of coronavirus in humans worldwide.
“We do not know (the winner) until the final vote” will be counted, political scientist Jessica Smith told AFP. “I’m still not sure – the difference is very tight and we have to wait for the results.”
As uncertainty over the next President of the country escalated on Monday, the Lima stock market collapsed and the sol dropped to 3.92 against the US dollar.
The results can bring days of uncertainty and problems, while the vote also emphasizes the differences between the capital, Lima, and the rural area which has led to Castillo’s unexpected rise.
“What we want now is democracy, so that everything is democratic. For everyone to win, the other accepts it and does not cause any problems, “Lili Rocha, a Lima voter, told Reuters after the altercation.
In a statement from Lima on Monday, Mariana Sanchez of Al Jazeera said that as the vote drew to a close, Castillo appeared to be leading Fujimori.
“We will win by a small margin,” Sanchez said of the race, adding that the votes cast could be significant. “Initially, it is said that two-thirds of the votes supported Fujimori, however, so far, what is happening outside is that one-third of voters favor Keiko Fujimori and two-thirds of Castillo,” he said. .
Rural votes should also be more important, added Sanchez, and “really helped” Castillo because he campaigned in the same area.
Meanwhile, Castillo’s aides, the head of the teachers’ union, have been gathering outside their headquarters in Lima all day Monday. “People here are excited, as you can imagine, because the numbers continue to guide him,” Sanchez said.
Monday was the first time since the government’s special results began to be released late on Sunday when Castillo moved forward, though the difference was small.
When Fujimori, the daughter of former Peruvian President Alberto Fujimori, is leading, the head of the Peruvian Electoral Commission warned that most of the rural voting booths – Castillo’s safe haven – had not been received.
All followers have promised to respect the results.
Fujimori, who is facing fraud charges he has denied, has vowed to stay economically stable in Peru with a “strong hand of women”. If they win, they are expected to win forgiving his father, who is currently serving a life sentence for human rights abuses.
Defender of the poor, Castillo has promised to revise the constitution to strengthen government services and to maximize profits from the mining industry.
Many Peruvians had it showed frustration and political unrest in the country by the end of the first vote in April.
Street vendor Natalia Flores told Reuters she did not vote for anyone on Sunday, but she hopes everyone who wins will do a good job.
“Anyone who progresses, I think they will need to do a good job because in Peru the epidemic is a difficult one for us economically. The job is unstable,” he said. “Whether it is Castillo, or Keiko (Fujimori), I believe they have done a good job for years. the next five. “