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Tue Jun 8, 2021, 09:05 AM

Peru's Castillo builds election lead but Fujimori says won't concede yet

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Source: Reuters

Peruvian socialist Pedro Castillo widened his lead against right-wing rival Keiko Fujimori in the country’s presidential vote on Monday, but she said she will not concede yet and alleged “irregularities,” although without showing much proof.

The official count from Sunday's election showed outsider candidate Castillo with 50.3% and Fujimori on 49.7%, with around 95% of the vote counted. The leftist candidate had trailed overnight, but started to take the lion's share of ballots as the count progressed, on the back of a late surge of rural votes.

"There's a clear intention to boycott the will of the people," Fujimori said at a press conference, in which she showed social media videos to back her claims, and accused supporters of Castillo of stealing votes. She also asked her base to bring forth new allegations, if they exist, on social media.

Castillo's party, Free Peru, responded on Twitter that it "rejected" the allegations.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/peru-awakes-uncertain-future-with-polarized-vote-knife-edge-2021-06-07/



Fujimori is already trying out the Orange Fascist's "Big Lie" strategy on the People of Peru.

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Response to Roisin Ni Fiachra (Original post)

Tue Jun 8, 2021, 09:07 AM

1. Rinse and repeat

There is a rise of totalitarianism and they use the same formula everywhere. They will never accept a loss. Good to see Peru choose a Leftist and reject dictatorship.

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Tue Jun 8, 2021, 10:14 AM

2. *LOCKING*

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